Speaking of cornering global markets, you haven’t mentioned the great bourbon heist in your state. What do you know about it?
So writes reader Linda. Linda, the reason I haven’t talked about it is because I’ve been mostly weeping quietly to myself. For those of you who haven’t heard about the theft, it happened in mid-October. Some $26,000 worth of bourbon whiskey was stolen from the Buffalo Trace distillery over near Frankfort. But then it wasn’t just any bourbon whiskey, it was Pappy Van Winkle 20-year-old, one of the most coveted bourbons in the Commonwealth. As a rule it isn’t easy to find Van Winkle products outside of Kentucky. I’d never heard of the stuff until I moved here, and was delighted to find that a nearby liquor store/sandwich shop had what you might call a “special relationship” with the master distiller there. They always had a few bottles kicking around in the back if you knew who to ask.
So I know it’s good stuff if that helps. It’s a favorite of bourbon lovers who like a harsher more “mountain” style of whiskey versus a smoother, sweeter more “citified” style. As far as the crime itself is concerned, being a well-known Pappy lover I’m mostly just trying to avoid suspicion. With luck the authorities will locate the villains responsible and be quick about it, since there’s no better way to make a Kentuckian mad than to steal his hooch. Woe unto those boys when they’re finally caught!