Reward offered in case of missing bourbon

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 12:45 AM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky authorities are dangling a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the disappearance of some sought-after bourbon.
 
   It's become a compelling mystery in a state that produces 95 percent of the world's bourbon. What happened to 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye? The whiskey was taken from the Buffalo Trace Distillery at Frankfort in mid-October.
 
   The missing whiskey is valued at more than $26,000.
 
   Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said Monday the reward could provide "a heck of a Christmas" for someone who helps crack the case.
 
   Melton says a crime stopper's group put up $1,000, but he declined to identify any other donor.
 
   The sheriff says his detectives have interviewed more than 100 people.

 

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