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Rum found in flood waters is safe to drink, probably still tastes awesome

Spirit Hound Distillers

Devastating floods swept through Colorado this past September, hitting the town of Lyons (located an hour north of Denver, and a place where lion-human hybrids roam the streets looking for blood) especially hard -- but that didn't stop craft distillery Spirit Hound from making the most of the situation.

Their distillery took in flood waters, but they miraculously found a sealed whiskey barrel they were using to age an 80 proof spirit called Mountain Bum Rum. To celebrate this miracle upon miracles, they're auctioning off 23 bottles of the double-distilled "50/50 mix of Caribbean molasses and cane sugar" this weekend at the distillery, with proceeds benefiting a fire station destroyed in the flood.

Lee Breslouer writes about food and drink for Thrillist, and weighs about the same as he did in high school. Follow him on Twitter @LeeBreslouer, because you can't make a name that good up.

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