Oh no! $26K worth of Pappy stolen from Buffalo Trace
on 17/10/13 at 8:55 amBooze News
“Right now we are looking at it as an internal theft,” Melton said.
Melton said Buffalo Trace reported Tuesday that 65 cases – with three bottles per case – of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year bourbon and nine bottles of Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye were taken.
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year bourbon is worth about $130 a bottle. According to the Buffalo Trace website, it is the top rated bourbon whiskey in the world with a 99 out of 100 rating by the World Spirits Championship.
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye is aged for 13 years and is worth about $25 a bottle.
Melton said the bourbon was stolen over the last couple of months.
“I think it’s going to be a tough case to solve,” Melton said. “You got about 50 employees that had access.”
Buffalo Trace representatives could not be reached for comment.
“It will be a challenge but we’re going to do the best we can,” Melton said.