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Rare bourbon stolen from Kentucky distillery

Friday - 10/18/2013, 9:17am  ET

WASHINGTON - There may be some thieves out there getting very drunk -- or at least a little bit richer.

Kentucky.com and The State Journal report 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year bourbon have been stolen from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. About three bottles of the rare bourbon were in each case, and -- combined with bottles of Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye that also were stolen -- the total loss is estimated at more than $26,000.

The hard-to-find 20-year bourbon costs more than $100 per bottle and can go for much more. The Buffalo Trace website says it is the top-rated bourbon whiskey in the world.

Police think the theft may have been an inside job. See more below in the video from CNN.

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