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Over £100,000 worth of whisky stolen from Glenfarclas Distillery

The Speyside Distillery's visitor centre was broken into on Saturday night (15 May).

Published: May 15, 2022

Thieves have broken into the family owned Glenfarclas Distillery in Speyside and have stolen over £100,000 worth of whisky.

Posting on their social media, the team captioned a picture of a police car plus the damage to the visitor centre, and wrote: "The pictures we never thought we would post.

"We are horrified to have to share that our Visitor Centre was broken into at approximately 2.45 this morning.

"The thieves clearly knew what they wanted as they smashed the cabinets and cleared out all the oldest and most valuable Family Casks and a bottle of 60 Year Old, leaving destruction behind.

"The total value of the whisky stolen is over £100,000. The team are understandably very shaken up by these events.

"We would ask if you have any information related to this crime or are offered these bottles to please get in touch with us immediately."

Picture: Anne Burgess/Geograph

The Glenfarclas Family Casks feature single cask bottlings from a wide range of years dating from the 1950s and are highly sought after.

This isn't the first time this year that a distillery has been targeted by thieves as, in January, Aberlour's visitor centre was the target of a break in where thousands of pounds worth of whisky was taken.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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