Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved? By Associated Press • Apr 21, 2015 Karyn Czar / WUKY Nine people have been indicted on charges of spiriting away what Kentucky authorities say was more bourbon whiskey than one person could drink in a lifetime. Police Suspect Pappy Van Winkle Heist Was An Inside Job By Josh James • Nov 11, 2014 There are new wrinkles in the Pappy Van Winkle heist saga. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says he thinks the heist was an inside job. One Year Later Pappy Van Winkle Heist Remains Unsolved By Associated Press • Oct 11, 2014 Authorities continue to search for leads nearly a year after dozens of cases of a rare bourbon were stolen from a central Kentucky distillery.