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WHISKY STOLEN!

Postby jmrl » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:50 pm

A friend of mine (ours) had part of his awesome Springbank collection stolen in Holland. Please keep your eye on the list of bottles below if you come across anything on the re-sale market. Some of the bottles will be very specific and hopefully a mention of a unique bottle number will betray the low-life thieves. Michel is very passionate about his, er, passion. Nobody deserves this loss but I think Michel will feel particularly unhappy. I believe he had a full collection of Local Barleys! Here is his cummunication:-

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately I have to tell you that a part of my collection has been stolen. 183 bottles from my box in the storage house were I stored most off the total collection were gone when I visited this place last weekend.

I spent a lot of time at the police office to report everything last Sunday and had some serious discussions with my insurence compagny this week. Emotional I went through a mental rollar coaster for a few days, but am fine again at the moment. Because there are no signs of violence visable towards the box a rent, the insurance compagny for the moment refused to cover the financial damage.

There are some extreme rare bottles gone that will be very hard to find ever again, and of course some bottles that are easy to replace (when I want to, which I very much doubt at the moment).

Underneath the most valuable or rare bottle that are gone

The most painfull (emotionally) for me is the lost of the 4 local barley bottles as I was under the impression that I had the complete collection. Two of them (cask 509 and 496) were only released in Taiwan. It took quite some years to find them.

Please be so kind to inform me when you face one of the bottles somewere. Besides I would be very greatfull if you would be able to help me to replace the local barley bottles.

Hope my next mail will have a more positive message again.

Kind regards

Michiel
ps attached the complete list of stolen bottles (or 6-packs)

DISTILLEERDERIJ YEARS OF AGE year of destilation SPECIALITIES PERCENTAGE Content BOTTELAAR
Longrow 1987 bottled 2007 cask 116 the last bottling 298 bottles 45 0,7 samaroli
Longrow 16 1974 46 0,375 DIST
Longrow 19 one from 218 46 0,7 DIST
Longrow 21 1974 cask 1549 350 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 0 triple S direct from the still (green label) 60 0,375 DIST
Springbank 15 1979 bottled at springbank burnside 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank christmas 2007 staff bottling claret wood only 70 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 1972 tesco supermarket 46 tesco
Springbank 1968 cask 489 d.30-3-1968 b.2004 274 bottles bottled for forrester japan 49,2 0,7 pacific caled.
Springbank 1967 cask 1935 bottled 2000 238 bottles 46 0,7 DUN
Springbank 1965 cask 1277-1280 dumpy golf 46 0,7 LOM
Springbank 1965 cask 367 bottled 1987 504 bottles bottle 490 the birds 46 0,75 Moon
Springbank 1965 cask 363 bottled 1987 504 bottles bottle 494 the birds 46 0,75 Moon
Springbank 8 pear shaped bottle black orange neck label 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 8 1980 20th anniversary samaroli sherry b 516 of 540 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 8 old ceramic book VOL I brown 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 8 1987 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 10 older ceramic book VOL I black 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 10 pear shaped 10 white red white label black silver neck 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 12 pear shaped bottle black and silver orange neck 43 750 DIST
Springbank 12 1987 ageing monography 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 12 jaeger 46 0,75 jaeger
Springbank 14 1979 cask 473 240 bottles b.93 46 0,7 Samaroli
Springbank 15 1987 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 17 1989 cask 145 d. 17-3-89 b.11-06 50,1 70 ACEO
Springbank 20 1987 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 20 1967 casks 3131-3136 d.31-10-67 b.10-89 46 0,75 DUN
Springbank 20 barrel selection bottled by cadenhead 46 0,7 wilson morgan
Springbank 21 pear shaped bottle black silver silver neck 46 0,75 DIST
Springbank 21 1966 b. 1987 bottle 45 from 408 46 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 21 1967 cask 3140 d.1-11-67 b.10-89 600 bottles 46 0,75 SIG
Springbank 23 1965 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 23 1970 cask 1765 west highland malt d.6-70 b.7-93 323 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 25 pear shaped bottle black and white silver neck dark 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 26 1969 cask 1641 d. 16-7-69 bottle 93 46 0,7 direct wine
Springbank 28 1969 d.1969 b. 1997 bottle 100 of 590 51,6 0,7 DUN
Springbank 30 1972 cask 410 d.11-72 b.11-02 576 bottles 57,8 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 30 1972 cask 789 d.11-72 b.3-03 252 bottles 46 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 33 1970 cask 2965 d.12-70 b.1-04 hogshead 192 bottles 50,2 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 34 1969 cask 50 d.1-69 b.11-03 300 bottles rum barrel 43,2 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 35 1967 cask 1943 d.5-67 b.11-2002 bottle 3 of 218 40,5 0,7 Peerless
Springbank 35 1968 cask 1413 d.10-68 b.11-03 sherry butt 498 bottles 54,2 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 37 1968 cask 1541 d.10-68 b. 2006 84 bottles sherry 56,5 7 dun bheagan
Springbank 39 1968 cask 617 d. 4-68 b.11-07 47,6 700 acorn's
Springbank 40 1968 rogha for japan 45,5 0,7 scots malt sales
Springbank 32 1966 barley malt cask 493 56,8 0,7 DIST
Springbank 32 1966 barley malt cask 496 55,1 750 DIST
Springbank 33 1966 barley malt cask 503 57,2 0,7 DIST
Springbank 34 1966 barley malt cask 509 54,4 750 DIST
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Re: WHISKY STOLEN!

Postby jmrl » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:54 pm

This is a full list of the stolen bottles sorted by age, its heart breaking!:-

Hazelburn 7 2001 d.2001 b.11-08 316 bottles 49,4 0,7 CAD
Hazelburn 8 1998 cask 7038 butt d.5-98 b.2-07 for japan 46 700 kingsburry
Hazelburn 8 2000 small casks bourbon sherry d. 2000 b. 2009 366 bottles for belgium 49,1 70 DIST
Longrow CV bottled 2008 46 0,7 DIST
Longrow 1987 bottled 2007 cask 116 the last bottling 298 bottles 45 0,7 samaroli
Longrow 7 2000 wood expressions 5,5 y ref bourbon 1.5 y gaja barolo 12120 bottles 55,5 0,7 DIST
Longrow 16 1974 46 0,375 DIST
Longrow 17 1990 smws 114.6 d. 3-90 b.8-07 "a dragons dram" 56,1 0,7 SMWS
Longrow 18 1990 cask 178 d.3-90 b.5-08 for magnus fagerstrom 231 bottles 54,1 0,7 DIST
Longrow 18 bottled 2008 46 0,7 DIST
Longrow 19 one from 218 46 0,7 DIST
Longrow 21 1974 cask 1549 350 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 0 triple S direct from the still (green label) 60 0,375 DIST
Springbank 12 mitchell's blend 43 0,7 DIST
Springbank blend edinburgh festival 2008 2008 bottles 40 0,7 DIST
Springbank 21 campbeltown loch blend 40 0 DIST
Springbank 25 campbeltown loch blend 40 0,7 DIST
Springbank/Burnside 15 1979 bottled at springbank 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank/Macleod 15 deluxe malt produced for John Macleod of Macleod chief of clan Macleod 46 0,75 DIST
Springbank/european summit 15 special bottles for the european summit in 1992 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank founders reserve red label bottled for Japan 46 0,7 rochdale & co
Springbank founders reserve blue label bottled for Japan 46 0,7 rochdale & co
Springbank christmas 2007 staff bottling claret wood only 70 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 1997 stills of Scotland bottled for maison du whisky 45 0,7 SIG
Springbank 1997 batch 1 bottled 2007 55,2 0,7 DIST
Springbank 1997 cask 789 b.1997 for oddbins 475 bottles 59,4 0,7 DIST
Springbank 1997 batch 2 bottled may 2008 54,9 0,7 DIST
Springbank 1996 cask 256 d. 1996 for hanseatische b.2008 634 bottles 56 0,7 DIST
Springbank 1990 bottle 151 from 271 for japan (bottled 2003) 50,6 0,7 kingsburry
Springbank 1991 bottled 2004 John Mcdougull bottled for Japan 59,7 0,7 kingsburry
Springbank 1991 bottle 12 from 287 for japan (bottled 2003) 57,1 0,7 kingsburry
Springbank 1991 mcintyre's 60,35 0,7 SIG
Springbank 1989 cask 423 scoma bottling 46 0,7 scoma
Springbank 1975 celtic cross for the japanese market bottled by Sc indep. Dist. 46 0,7 Sc ind. Dist
Springbank 1975 black label mentioning 1975 1985 brown bottle 46 75 DIST
Springbank 1975 the merchant's collection light 43 0,7 Zola
Springbank 1975 the merchant's collection darker 43 0,7 Zola
Springbank 1972 tesco supermarket 46 tesco
Springbank 1968 cask 489 d.30-3-1968 b.2004 274 bottles bottled for forrester japan 49,2 0,7 pacific caled.
Springbank 1967 cask 1935 bottled 2000 238 bottles 46 0,7 DUN
Springbank 1965 cask 1277-1280 dumpy golf 46 0,7 LOM
Springbank 1965 cask 367 bottled 1987 504 bottles bottle 490 the birds 46 0,75 Moon
Springbank 1965 cask 363 bottled 1987 504 bottles bottle 494 the birds 46 0,75 Moon
Springbank 7 1999 Mike Ralston d.24-9-99 b. 25-4-07 54 liters of new make spirit first fill sherry 51,7 0,7 DIST
Springbank 8 pear shaped bottle black orange neck label 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 8 1980 20th anniversary samaroli sherry b 516 of 540 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 8 old ceramic book VOL I brown 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 8 1987 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 8 the uncollectable collection bottled mrt 08 50,5 0,5 hertwig
Springbank 10 older ceramic book VOL I black 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 10 100 proof release 2007 black red label 57 0,7 DIST
Springbank 10 pear shaped 10 white red white label black silver neck 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 10 cask 578 bottled nov 2006 freitagstreff mainz mombach 57,2 0,7 DIST
Springbank 10 60th anniversary of speyside cooperage (b.2008) cask 814 359 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 10 60th anniversary of speyside cooperage (b.2008) cask 815 371 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 10 release 2008 black label 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 11 1996 smws 27.66 d.5-96 b. 8-07 57,9 0,7 SMWS
Springbank 11 1996 b.9-07 cream sherry butt 640 bottles 56,3 0,7 cad
Springbank 11 1997 d.jun-97 b. sep-08 refill sherry 550 bottles "1828-2008" society bottling 45,7 0,7 DIST
Springbank 11 smws 27.70 bottled 2008 237 bottles 59 0,7 SMWS
Springbank 11 1997 wood expressions d. 1-1997 b. 1-2009 madeira 9090 bottles 55,1 0,7 DIST
Springbank 12 pear shaped bottle black and silver orange neck 43 750 DIST
Springbank 12 1987 ageing monography 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 12 jaeger 46 0,75 jaeger
Springbank 12 bond reserve (bottled late 2003) 51,6 0,7 CAD
Springbank 12 1991 d.1991 b. 10-04 234 bottles 56,6 0,7 CAD
Springbank 12 1995 smws 27.67 d.12-95 b.1-08 54,2 0,7 DIST
Springbank 13 1993 nc2 range 1993 2006 46 0,7 duncan taylor
Springbank 14 1979 cask 473 240 bottles b.93 46 0,7 Samaroli
Springbank 14 1991 cask 312 273 bottles bottled for japan 59,5 0,7 kingsbury
Springbank 15 release 2007 green label 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 15 release 2008 black/green label 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 15 1987 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 15 1993 cask 195 d.93 b. 2009 46 0,7 berry broth
Springbank 16 1992 cask 71 d.92 b.2009 peat smoke 46 0,7 berry broth
Springbank 17 1989 d.12-89 b.10-07 for whiskyshop 272 bottles 50,1 70 D.L.
Springbank 17 1989 cask 145 d. 17-3-89 b.11-06 50,1 70 ACEO
Springbank 18 1989 smws nr 27.69 d.12-89 b.jun-08 52,8 0,7 SMWS
Springbank 18 bottled 2009 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 20 1987 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 20 1967 casks 3131-3136 d.31-10-67 b.10-89 46 0,75 DUN
Springbank 20 barrel selection bottled by cadenhead 46 0,7 wilson morgan
Springbank 21 pear shaped bottle black silver silver neck 46 0,75 DIST
Springbank 21 1966 b. 1987 bottle 45 from 408 46 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 21 1967 cask 3140 d.1-11-67 b.10-89 600 bottles 46 0,75 SIG
Springbank 23 1965 ageing monography b.3-89 50 0,75 Samaroli
Springbank 23 1970 cask 1765 west highland malt d.6-70 b.7-93 323 bottles 46 0,7 DIST
Springbank 25 pear shaped bottle black and white silver neck dark 43 0,75 DIST
Springbank 26 1969 cask 1641 d. 16-7-69 bottle 93 46 0,7 direct wine
Springbank 28 1969 d.1969 b. 1997 bottle 100 of 590 51,6 0,7 DUN
Springbank 30 1972 cask 410 d.11-72 b.11-02 576 bottles 57,8 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 30 1972 cask 789 d.11-72 b.3-03 252 bottles 46 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 33 1970 cask 2965 d.12-70 b.1-04 hogshead 192 bottles 50,2 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 34 1969 cask 50 d.1-69 b.11-03 300 bottles rum barrel 43,2 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 35 1967 cask 1943 d.5-67 b.11-2002 bottle 3 of 218 40,5 0,7 Peerless
Springbank 35 1968 cask 1413 d.10-68 b.11-03 sherry butt 498 bottles 54,2 0,7 Chieftains
Springbank 37 1968 cask 1541 d.10-68 b. 2006 84 bottles sherry 56,5 7 dun bheagan
Springbank 39 1968 cask 617 d. 4-68 b.11-07 47,6 700 acorn's
Springbank 40 1968 rogha for japan 45,5 0,7 scots malt sales
Springbank 32 1966 barley malt cask 493 56,8 0,7 DIST
Springbank 32 1966 barley malt cask 496 55,1 750 DIST
Springbank 33 1966 barley malt cask 503 57,2 0,7 DIST
Springbank 34 1966 barley malt cask 509 54,4 750 DIST

( 6-packs)

Ardbeg 1990 airigh nam beist bottled 2006 46 0,7 DIST
balvenie 10 older armagnac bottle 43 0,75 dist
Highland park 23 1985 d.1985 b.7-08 271 bottles 50,1 0,7 cadenhead
longrow 7 2000 wood expression gaja barolo d.10-2000 b.1-08 12120 bottles 55,5 0,7 DIST
longrow 10 1995 wood expressions tokaij wood 8 y refill 2 y tokaij 7440 bottles 55,6 0,7 dist
octomore 5 2002 d.16-10-02 b. 4-08 ppm 80.5 46 0,7 DIST
springbank 30 campbeltown loch bottled 2008 46 0,7 DIST
springbank 9 1996 wood expression marsala wood 10-96 8-06 7740 bottles 58 0,7 DIST
springbank 11 1997 wood expression madeira wood d. 6-97 b. 1-09 9090 bottles 55,1 0,7 DIST
springbank 14 1989 wood expressions 12 year sherry 2 year port 7200 bottles 52,8 0,7 dist
springbank 12 older label 90ties 3 different labels 46 0,7 dist
springbank 12 1991 wood expressions bourbon wood 5986 bottles 55,5 0,7 dist
springbank 15 1987 46 0,7 dist
springbank CV 46 0,7 dist
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Re: WHISKY STOLEN!

Postby r900p » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:47 pm

Jeez, i lost one bottle in the post last week and was pretty gutted, to loose virtually a whole collection i'd hate to be in his position.

Seems odd though, they must have been stolen by somone who knew what they were, joe bloggs wouldn't try and flog them. It sounds more like stolen to order. But then again how on earth would you move all those bottles without anyone noticing.

I did wonder how easy it would be to set up a online database of bottlings, so that people can add theirs and add updates like 'sold to Mr Smith, Aberdeen. That way track bottles. I suppose like number plate recognition over here where you send a text to find out about a certain car.

Will keep my eye open.

Rob
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Re: WHISKY STOLEN!

Postby johan brugge » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:29 pm

I'll keep an eye on e-bay here. You never know huh?
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Re: WHISKY STOLEN!

Postby jmrl » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:19 pm

Thanks Johan.
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Re: WHISKY STOLEN!

Postby johan brugge » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:22 am

I just received an e-mail yesterday about this subject. It's a newsletter from a well known whisky shop in Zottegem. Everybody registered to this newsletter will receive this message with a link to the list of stolen bottles. Let's hope we'll get some result soon.
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