Sheriff's Office Following Lead In Bourbon Heist

Oct 23, 2013

The Franklin County sheriff's office has a new lead in the disappearance of about 65 cases of one of Kentucky's rarest and most sought-after bourbons.

Sheriff Pat Melton's office on Wednesday released surveillance video that was taken several counties away at a liquor store in Hardin County on Oct. 20. Melton told The State Journal in Frankfort that a man offered to sell the store a "large quantity" of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

Authorities want to speak to this man regarding the Pappy Van Winkle Heist
Authorities want to speak to this man regarding the Pappy Van Winkle Heist
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Buffalo Trace Distillery reported about $25,350 worth of the 20-year-old limited stock and about $675 in nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye missing.

The sheriff's office is calling a man in the video a person of interest in the case, and the investigation is now focused on Hardin and Nelson counties.