Whisky worth £14k stolen from distillery

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

A bottle of whisky worth £12,000 was stolen over the weekend
A bottle of whisky worth £12,000 was stolen over the weekend

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Thieves made off with a bottle of whisky worth about £12,000 after raiding the Tullibardine distillery in Aucterarder, Scotland.

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses to the crime, after a total of £14,000 worth of whisky was stolen from the distillery between 5pm on Saturday September 17 and 9.25am Sunday September 18.

Seven bottles were lifted from the site, as well as two glasses. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area and may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

Police are trying to trace a man seen carrying two bags near the A9 at Blackford at 9.55pm on Saturday night.

Police are trying to trace

He was described as being between 25 and 35 years-old, of medium build and wearing a red top, light coloured shorts and ‘worker boots’.

The theft comes a year since a biscuit lorry was stolen by a gang from the Burton’s Biscuit factory in South Wales.

While the trailer was recovered, the biscuits – which were valued at £20,000 – were not.

The gangs plan crumbled however and five men – Kieron Price, Stephen Burrows, Aaron Thomas, Anthony Edgerton and Paul Price – admitted charges relating to the biscuit theft and received jail terms ranging from 44 to 16 months.

Meanwhile, two men received suspended prison sentences last week for illegal shellfish gathering, after an investigation by North Wales Police and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.

 

Shortlist of the World’s most expensive whisky

  • The Macallan “M”: £481,685
  • The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique Cire Perdue 1946: £352,712
  • Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955: £72,075
  • Springbank 50-Year-Old 1919: £59,807
  • The Macallan 1926: £57,507
  • Gelnfiddich 1937: £54,440
  • Dalmore 62 single Highland Malt Scotch Matheson: £44,472
  • Balvenie 50-year-old: £32,204
  • Dalmore Selene 58-year-old: £26,836
  • Macallan 50-year-old: £24,536

Which one is your favourite? How many of you have had the chance to sample some of these world class whiskys?

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