Thieves steal £100,000 worth of Glenfarclas whisky
16 MAY 2022.
The Glenfarclas distillery, located in Speyside, fell victim to a break-in over the weekend in which thieves stole more than £100,000 worth of rare whiskey.
Glenfarclas was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to open a dedicated visitor center in 1973.
The distillery’s visitor center was broken into early Sunday morning. A message posted by the family distillery on Instagram said the following: “The thieves clearly knew what they wanted, as they smashed cabinets and took out all the old and most valuable Family Casks and a bottle of 60-year-old, leaving destruction in their wake.
Family Casks is a collection of the distillery’s finest barrels with vintages from every year since 1954.
The Instagram post shows photos of broken glass cases from which the rare bottles on display were removed.
The caption to the post reads, “We ask that if you have any information related to this crime, or are offered these bottles, please contact us immediately.”
As of Monday morning, the post had been shared 1,400 times on social media, with users calling the crime a “disgusting act.”
In January of this year, a spokesperson for Chivas Brothers confirmed that Aberlour Distillery, also located in Speyside, had been broken into at the visitor center during the winter break, resulting in the theft of many expensive bottles.