Police: 21 pallets of bourbon stolen from Owensboro distillery

Police: 21 pallets of bourbon stolen from Owensboro distillery
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 1:10 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ind. (WFIE) - Owensboro Police Department officers say there was an attempt to reroute 21 pallets of bourbon from the Glenmore Distillery last week.

Police say a report was made on Friday from the distillery located on East Fourth Street.

The police report shows it happened sometime between last Tuesday and Friday.

It shows the stolen liquor is estimated to have a value of around $70,000.

There is a suspect in this case, but we don’t yet know the identity of that person. An Owensboro police department report describes him only as a white male.

Owensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Dylan Evans says he’s unsure whether the alcohol was able to be recovered yet.

We’ve reached out to Glenmore Distillery’s parent company Sazerac and are still waiting to hear back.

Officer Evans says there were two victims in this theft--Sazerac and the General Wholesale Beer Company.

“Both parties are working together,” said Evans. “I’m not for certain whether the product has been returned, but they are working together to return that property.”

According to Evans, a detective with the department’s criminal investigations unit is investigation the case. He says the theft is still considered an active investigation.