Rare bourbon stolen from Kentucky distillery
Someone swiped about 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle, a cult favorite described as the 'mac daddy' of bourbon, from the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
One of the rarest and most sought-after bourbons produced in Kentucky is missing.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said someone swiped about 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon in what appears to be an inside job from a secure area at Buffalo Trace Distillery's Frankfort operations.
Melton told The Courier-Journal whoever stole the bourbon walked off with about $26,000 of the limited stock. That's about $25,350 in three-bottle cases of 20-year-old Pappy and about $675 in nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye.
Pappy has achieved cult status among bourbon aficionados in recent years and is difficult to find in stores because of its popularity.
Melton told the Lexington Herald-Leader the bourbon retails for about $130 a bottle and is worth "$300 or $400 a bottle" on the secondary market.
"This is the mac daddy," said Melton, who doesn't drink bourbon but is well aware of Pappy's cachet. Spokesmen for the Buffalo Trace and the Van Winkle office did not return calls seeking comment.
Pappy is one of the nation's most sought-after bourbons, with a reported production of only about 7,000 cases a year at Buffalo Trace for the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. The bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof.
Melton said there have been previous theft reports from Buffalo Trace, but not many.
"Their internal controls are pretty good," he said, "and that's why it's been very, very rare for it to happen."
Whoever lifted it - come to my place. I'll help you drink the evidence.
Only kidding NSA!
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