Rare New Zealand whisky stolen

Trade News

Opportunistic thieves in Dunedin, New Zealand, picked up more than they expected when they broke into the historic railway station in the town – and made off with thousands of dollars worth of whisky, some of it up to 24 years old.

Having been used as a whisky tasting venue, the room which was raided held 120 bottles, and a further six 20 litre containers, of aged whisky from the former Willowbank Distillery in Dunedin.

The six containers were later recovered (still full) but the ten cases of bottled whisky – valued at NZ$300 a bottle – are still missing, reports the Otago Daily News.

The thieves graffitied the station with the gold tag “Robbing Hoods” before making off with the whisky, according to reports.

Police recovered the larger containers following a tip off from the general public and are said to be “following up leads” regarding the missing bottles.

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24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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