In an accident at a Chivas Brothers bottling plant in Dumbarton, Scotland, workers flushed thousands of gallons of Scotch whiskey down the drain, the smell of it so strong that sewage workers reported the incident, the BBC reports.
Workers who had intended to drain waste water unintentionally dumped the Scotch instead. The Epoch Times says it was 6,000 gallons of "high-quality, top-dollar Scotch." The spirit was released to the local water treatment plant.
In a statement Chivas Brothers said that the Tuesday accident at the plant, which employs 600 workers, is under investigation. "There has been no release of spirit to the River Leven or any other local water course," according to the statement.
Chivas Brothers, owned by Pernod Ricard, is the maker of such spirits as Chivas Regal and Ballantine's Scotch and Beefeater and Plymouth gins.