Lightning Strikes Whiskey, Causes Epic Firenado
Move over, Fireball.
In footage The Weather Channel broadcast Thursday, a Jim Beam factory in Kentucky received an extra spark to their bourbon after lightning struck the plant back in 2003.
More than 800,000 gallons of fire-fueling bourbon spilled into the factory’s retention pond after the strike, quickly catching the booze and water on fire, the station’s Matt Sampson explained.
As the blaze spread, wind whipped the fire into a terrifying and awesome tornado.
The fire was eventually put out, but not before it killed a large number of fish. Jim Beam ultimately paid $27,000 in cleanup costs, according to The Weather Channel.
Jim Beam has been around since the 18th century and pulls in roughly $2.5 billion in sales annually, according to The Intercept.
We’re just waiting for firenado whiskey to come on the market.
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