Classy Thief Steals $26K of Bourbon

Note to self: make friends with this robber. Over the past couple months, an unknown thief has stolen roughly 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from a Kentucky distillery—nine of which are specialty family reserve rye. Detectives investigating the robbery, which took place at Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Frankfort factory, are calling it an inside job, according to Sheriff Pat Melton. “This is the mac daddy,” Melton said. The popular Kentucky bourbon, which retails for about $130 a bottle, has a reported production of only about 7,000 cases a year.