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Couple finds 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whisky hidden in floors and walls of their home

When a New York couple was told their century-old home was built by a notorious bootlegger, they passed it off as small-town legend.

But during a recent home renovation, the couple discovered something that revealed the legend could be true.

In early October, Nick Drummond and Patrick Bakker said they found more than 66 bottles of whiskey from the Prohibition-era hidden within the walls and floorboards of their home, which was built in 1915.

“Our walls are filled with bundles of booze!” Drummond, who documented the unexpected find in a series of posts on social media, wrote on his Instagram.

“I can’t believe the rumours are true! He was actually a bootlegger! “

Renovation reveal

The couple had been living in the house nestled in the small village of Ames, located about three hours away from New York City, for a little over a year before they decided to begin major renovations two months ago.

Drummond, a designer and historic preservationist, said he was removing outside skirting along the bottom of the mudroom attached to the house when a mysterious package fell out.

“I’m like what is that? I’m very confused,” he said.

“I’m looking and there’s hay everywhere, there’s paper and glass … I see another package and it’s this whiskey bottle.”

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‘Our walls are filled with bundles of booze!’

“I’m like, holy crap. This is like a whiskey stash.

“And this is like, all of a sudden, the whole story of the bootlegger.”

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