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$26,000 bottle of scotch stolen from Toronto liquor store
APRIL 23, 2013 ^ | TORONTO SUN | JUSTIN SMITH

Posted on 04/23/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT by rickmichaels

TORONTO - Toronto Police are looking for a thief with a taste for very good scotch — the kind that goes for $26,000 a bottle.

Investigators on Tuesday asked the public for help in catching a man who walked out of an LCBO outlet on Cooper St. — in the Queens Quay-Yonge St. area — on April 7 with a 700-milliliter bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt scotch that he picked up in the store’s Vintages section.

The man paid for a bottle of wine but left without paying for the 50-year-old high-end hooch, police said.

Carol Anderson, an Ottawa-based scotch taster for more than 50 years, said she was shocked by the theft of the luxury booze.

“Even whiskies that are $150 are under lock and key, and on display in a cabinet,” Anderson said. “If I want to buy that bottle (which was stolen), I have to go and get somebody with a key.

“It makes you wonder how it could have been stolen.”

Anderson said such pricey bottles of scotch are predominately featured at charity auctions because they’re relatively rare.

The most expensive bottle of scotch ever sold at auction went for $460,000 in 2010, she recalled.

“The price for rare Scotch whiskey tends to rise in value every year. So some people keep them for investment purposes,” said Anderson.

There are only 50 bottles of the brand that was stolen.

An LCBO spokesman refused comment on whether a store employee escorted the thief to the cash register after he obtained the bottle.

A security camera captured an image of the suspect who is described as white, 35-55, about 5-foot-10 and clean-shaven. He wore a Burberry plaid shirt, brown hat, black jeans and brown trench coat.

Police requested anyone with information to call 416-808-5100.


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1 posted on 04/23/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Not the sharpest tools running that store...


2 posted on 04/23/2013 7:23:42 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: rickmichaels
Is it already on a JAL flight?

/johnny

3 posted on 04/23/2013 7:27:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2banana

I could do the time for that crime....


4 posted on 04/23/2013 7:28:01 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: rickmichaels

“Not the sharpest tools running that store...”

No surprise since the government runs the liquor stores in Toronto.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 7:28:52 PM PDT by ferrethouse
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To: rickmichaels

Well, at least we know it couldn’t have been Ted Kennedy.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 7:29:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

Looking for an insurance payout?


7 posted on 04/23/2013 7:29:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: rickmichaels

Oh, my aching head. Nobodies gonna believe the dream I had last night. There were naked girls and scotch. Oh, the scotch was heavenly. Does anybody have a dozen aspirin please?


8 posted on 04/23/2013 7:30:03 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; martin_fierro
Now I like Glenfiddich even if it is only 12 years old. I can't imagine how good THIS would taste:

BTW, would this picture fit on a milk carton?

9 posted on 04/23/2013 7:42:36 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Likes me some good single-malt scotch.)
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To: rickmichaels

I’ve got a bottle of tsunami water worth more than that.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 7:44:27 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: rickmichaels

I can envision some wino laying in the gutter telling some other wino that he had the best bottle of Strawberry Hill that he had ever drunk.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 7:45:09 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The Team: Progressives, Margret Sanger, Josef Mengele and the Butcher of Philadelphia)
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To: rickmichaels

I suppose the question might be WTH is scotch that rare and expensive doing sitting in a liquor store?


12 posted on 04/23/2013 7:45:38 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: rickmichaels

Eh.....I like Bourbon better.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 7:47:40 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Charles Henrickson

Just polished off a reasonably priced bottle of Oban the other night in honor of the bombers getting whacked and captured.

I prefer Macallan 18, 15, or cask strength...maybe Balvenie doublewood...but Oban is a reasonably priced alternative.

Bainbridge Island Wa puts out a Battle Point whiskey that is very nice...


14 posted on 04/23/2013 7:47:56 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: doorgunner69

or better yet, what in the hell makes a bottle of booze worth $26,000? Does it cure cancer and add 10 years to your life when you drink it? A fool and his money.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 7:56:56 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

Whisky-a-Gone-Gone.

16 posted on 04/23/2013 7:58:39 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Ich bin ein Bourboner)
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To: rickmichaels; a fool in paradise
$26,000 bottle? A priceless work of art like that ought be be at le Louvre!


17 posted on 04/23/2013 8:01:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: martin_fierro
$26,000?

I'll have to stick with The Famous Grouse

18 posted on 04/23/2013 8:02:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
Oban is my favorite. I even went there on vacation once. Budget restraints keep Oban for special occasions. I've found..... or to be the best scotch for the money. They also make a Lowland and Speyside that are very peaty.
19 posted on 04/23/2013 8:04:25 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: rickmichaels
It was sitting on the shelf right next to the Thunderbird.
20 posted on 04/23/2013 8:11:25 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Charles Henrickson

That is $26,000??? Wow. Scotch really is the mathematician’s drink: It is logarithmic in price.

I drink Glenlivet 25 Year and it is only $350. The Reserve 25 year is $720. A Gelnfiddich 50 is $26,000! I suppose if I strike it really rich I’d have to break down and buy a bottle. The cigar choice would be the tough part.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 8:14:38 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: RC one

” Does it cure cancer and add 10 years to your life when you drink it?”

Sort of. It makes you forget about the cancer and feel like a 10 year old with not a care in the world.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 8:15:38 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I have an unopened litre of 15 yr Glenfiddich but I should finish the Glenlivet before I open it, don’t want any of it to spoil. I think I’ll have one now.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 8:24:31 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: OSHA; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

I like Laphroaig, but as the price went up over the years, I also, went the special occasion route.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 8:34:54 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: RC one
Dunno what makes it that $$ RC, $45 Tequila is as high as I ever went.

Never developed a taste for scotch/bourbon/whiskey.

25 posted on 04/23/2013 8:40:18 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Calvin Locke

Yes..that is a good choice also....best priced evrnt I ever went to was 50 dollars to get into scotch tasting....and dinner of lamb stew came with it.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 8:40:22 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: doorgunner69
I suppose the question might be WTH is scotch that rare and expensive doing sitting in a liquor store?

WTH, indeed. That stuff is bottled in such small numbers that all of North America might've received a dozen bottles. Presumably it was the only such bottle that the Toronto shop received, so you'd think that they would've known not to just sit it out on the shelf.

Plus, those bottlings usually come packaged in some bulky, decorative box. It's not just another 750 ml bottle in the carton.

27 posted on 04/23/2013 8:40:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: doorgunner69

I used to drink scotch and bourbon (and tequila) but I find brandy more to my taste these days. It is much smoother and lacks oakiness and that particular corn flavor neither of which appeals to me anymore.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 8:50:06 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You are probably right.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 9:06:27 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: mowowie

Yeah baby! Good old American burbon
works for me.

Try the Woodford Reserve 1792.

My liver rebels at the thought of 26k worth
of that elixir.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 9:32:27 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: rickmichaels

I DIDN’T DO IT. THAT’S MY STORY AND I’M STICKEN TO IT.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 11:01:36 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: doorgunner69

i was of the same mind until my boy bought me some high end stuff for Christmas - totally different animal - smooooth


32 posted on 04/24/2013 2:54:28 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: rickmichaels

A bottle of Scotch that’s $26,000 a bottle!?!? Was it imported from Scotland via Mars? Good grief, who can afford to drink this stuff? For that kind of price, it had better be good to the last drop.


33 posted on 04/24/2013 3:53:54 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: mowowie

Bourbon for me too. I never liked the taste of scotch. In the movie Mr. Roberts they have to invent a bottle of scotch to replace the one Mr. Roberts gave to the port director so the ship could be sent to a shore leave port. Well, they end up making one from grain alcohol, coke, iodine and hair tonic! Yup, that’s about the way it tastes to me!


34 posted on 04/24/2013 7:02:28 AM PDT by mc5cents
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