Booze heist: $26,000 worth of Kentucky bourbon stolen
Thieves stole $26,000 worth of prized Kentucky bourbon from a distillery in Frankfort, Ky., almost 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, which sell for $130 a bottle.
Detectives are trying to track down the missing cases, which are believed to have been taken over the last couple months at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. There are no suspects at this time.
In addition to the 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, the thieves also stole $675 worth of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye.
“This is the mac daddy,” Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton told the Courier Journal of Louisville.
Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, made with a combination of corn, wheat and barley instead of corn, rye and barley, earned a silver medal at the 2013 International Wine & Spirits Competition. According to the Van Winkles, the blend gives the bourbon a “much softer, smoother taste.”
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