Thursday 23 February 2017

Thieves steal €270,000 of rare whiskey at distillery

Tom Brady Security Editor

Thieves with a taste for rare whiskey have snatched a consignment of 150 cases from a distillery in Co Louth.

The 70cl bottles of Finnegan whiskey had been stocked in brown cardboard boxes in a container at a yard, owned by Cooley distillery, in Carlingford.

The gang broke into the yard and linked up the container to a truck before making their getaway. The consignment is estimated to be worth €270,000.

The cardboard boxes were labelled "Finnegan Irish whiskey" and "uisce beatha".

The label on the front of the bottle is in Irish while the rear label is in French and each contains a picture of a Neolithic stone figure.

Gardai have appealed to anyone who has been offered the product to contact them at Carlingford station, on 042 9373102.

Irish Independent

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