Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gilbert Curtsinger: The thief behind the Pappy Van Winkle heist

Back in March 2015, Gilbert Curtsinger was found to be the one responsible for stealing several bottles of the beloved Pappy Van Winkle. Law enforcement searched his home which is located in Frankfort, Kentucky and also found Wild Turkey barrels. This was a relief to the bourbon community because the alcohol is already so scarce, On August 18, 2015 -- documents were finally unsealed explaining the whole operation including a buyer who wanted to pay $3000 for 9 bottles. Unbelivable! I am glad this guy is caught and I hope he serves time for preventing some of us others from finding the liquid gold.

You can read the full article here: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/spirits/bourbon/2015/08/17/pappy-bourbon-theft-ring-evidence-unsealed/31848901/

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