Few items pair better collectively than Netflix and a wonderful whiskey. There is no doubt of Netflix’s achievement and video streaming service is upping the ante once more. A tall pour of bourbon and Netflix’s forthcoming Heist documentary series are the perfect pairing.
Heist’s 2021 launch covers three individual storylines. A Vegas vault burglar, a Miami airport shakedown and the greatest bourbon theft that’s ever happened play host to the new true crime documentary. That is appropriate. The story of Gilbert Curtsinger is finally being educated in video format, retelling the shocking tale of how cases of literal and bottles barrels were stolen out of Buffalo Trace and resold. The bourbon was none besides Pappy and other Van Winkle bottlings.
In 2015, Curtsinger was arrested after making the vast majority of sales at rec softball leagues at Kentucky. Buffalo Trace noticed that 65 cases of various Rip Van Winkle and Pappy bottlings were lost in 2013, although investigations ultimately dead ended until a suggestion was filed after sales were created.
Even though MSRP on Old Rip Van Winkle and Pappy Van Winkle bourbon bottlings is comparatively affordable – $69-$299 predicated on the classic and age – resale value about the shady black markets is many times that. Prices soar from $600 to nearly $3,000 for every years’ releases. It is no wonder that those bottles are ripe for theft, or even counterfeiting, as a outcome.
Curtsinger and others were arrested and tried for receiving and selling stolen merchandise. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of many barrels of Wild Turkey whiskey. The distilleries aren’t far apart, though it’s no small task to raise a 500+ lb barrel of whiskey and make away such as a bandit.
Sentenced to 15 years in prison but released after 30 times as a part of Kentucky’s”shock probation” application, Curtsinger is serving the rest of his time below probation. The story of Pappygate – as the theft, resale and courtroom drama is known – was purely text only until this point, along with interviews with Curtsinger are rare.
Heist airs on July 14th to subscribers of Netflix. We will surely be watching, bourbon in your mind.
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