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Police appeal for information following break-in at Glenfarclas Distillery


By Ewan Malcolm

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DETECTIVES in the North East are appealing for information following a break-in at Glenfarclas Distillery near Ballindalloch.

Distillery bosses have said the thieves targeted the most valuable malts in the break-in.
Distillery bosses have said the thieves targeted the most valuable malts in the break-in.

Thieves broke into the distillery between 5.15pm on Friday, May 13 and 10 am on Sunday, May 15.

They stole 20 bottles of whisky with an approximate value of £150,000.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Skene of CID in Aberdeen said: "We are looking to trace two men in connection with break-in.

"We believe the men travelled to the area and we would appeal to hoteliers, bed and breakfast establishments and Airbnb premises to get in touch if they suspect anyone of being suspicious.

"Those responsible will be looking to sell on the alcohol. If you are offered alcohol at a discounted price, you would be wise to suspect it has been stolen.

"It is a criminal offence to buy stolen goods. We would appeal to anyone with any information to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting 1328 of Sunday, May15, 2022."

A spokesperson for the distillery said that the thieves "clearly knew what they wanted" after smashing cabinets before clearing out all of the most valuable family casks including a 60 year old whisky.




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