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B-Zero
11-22-2012, 04:51
So today I was robbed. Bourbon was burgled. Not just any however. This was an opportunistic robbery by low lives who wouldn't have known what was in front of them. Considering 5 bottlings of Parker's heritage, ah hirsch and weller were on the same shelf they just grabbed what they could. Including 5k worth of electronics, jewellery and cash. So what was stolen?
An 06 gts, pappy 15, pappy 20 and a pappy 23. All bottles I hadn't opened or tried ever before. All bottles which are impossible to find here in Australia. So I guess it's goodbye to chances of me tasting pappy forever. What a shit day. So has anyone ever had their bourbon burgled?

darylld911
11-22-2012, 06:35
That definitely sucks - sorry to hear that. I've not had any bourbon stolen (thankfully never had our house broken into). Hope no one was injured

awachatz
11-22-2012, 06:57
Nope, but thought the likelihood was great enough to covert an old gun safe into a bourbon cabinet a couple months back. Built shelves and felted the entire inside.

Great for keeping kids out too.
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MyOldKyDram
11-22-2012, 07:16
Villains! Hate that for you. We were robbed a few years ago, but that's the one thing that was untouched. Insurance covered what was taken, so no big in the end.

AaronWF
11-22-2012, 08:19
Sorry to hear about the theft. Just another reminder to drink what you have before its too late!

fishnbowljoe
11-22-2012, 08:42
That really sucks. I know it's a long shot, but maybe they'll find the people responsible, and you'll get at least some of your stuff back. Hang in there Dale.

callmeox
11-22-2012, 08:45
Sorry to hear about your break-in. That really sucks ass.

A former member had his home broken into and the kids who did it had a helluva party in his basement bar. I don't recall if the culprits were ever caught.

I keep the bulk of my stash under lock and key in the unlikely event that I suffer the same.

Josh
11-22-2012, 09:04
Sorry to hear about your break-in. That really sucks ass.

A former member had his home broken into and the kids who did it had a helluva party in his basement bar. I don't recall if the culprits were ever caught.

I keep the bulk of my stash under lock and key in the unlikely event that I suffer the same.

That thread is here: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?14107-bourbob-go-bye-bye (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?14107-bourbob-go-bye-bye)

Sorry about that! What a rotten thing to have happen!

p_elliott
11-22-2012, 10:53
So today I was robbed. Bourbon was burgled. Not just any however. This was an opportunistic robbery by low lives who wouldn't have known what was in front of them. Considering 5 bottlings of Parker's heritage, ah hirsch and weller were on the same shelf they just grabbed what they could. Including 5k worth of electronics, jewelery and cash. So what was stolen?
An 06 gts, pappy 15, pappy 20 and a pappy 23. All bottles I hadn't opened or tried ever before. All bottles which are impossible to find here in Australia. So I guess it's goodbye to chances of me tasting pappy forever. What a shit day. So has anyone ever had their bourbon burgled?


I hate to tell you this but the person who did this has been in your house before. They knew what you had and where it was. Trust me on this. You were robbed by someone you consider a friend.

Paul

jeanraulmitchell
11-22-2012, 11:10
This is horrible. Sorry to hear this. I hope you can find other Pappy.

I'm rarely concerned with theft because I live in a building where you have to get through 3 entrances with 3 different keys to get into my place but I'm always worried about the next big earthquake here in California. I have everything in 12 bottle wine shippers because of my paranoia and I don't want people to know what I have either. The thing is, is that a thief could easily leave with them because they are packed and ready to go.

savagehenry
11-22-2012, 12:48
I'm sorry for your loss. FWIW, if you ever travel to SoCal, PM me and the first pour of PVW is on me mate.

squire
11-22-2012, 13:19
Bad indeed B, but since other salable items were stolen it sounds like they were grabbing what looked like something that could be easily converted into cash.

HP12
11-22-2012, 13:46
I hate to tell you this but the person who did this has been in your house before. They knew what you had and where it was. Trust me on this. You were robbed by someone you consider a friend.

Paul

Yep, first thing I thought as well but unusual they would leave a couple other sought after expressions.

Sorry for your loss. That really sucks!

Kalessin
11-23-2012, 06:27
I'm sorry to hear about the break-in. On top of the lost goods, the violation feels awful.

That and the low-lifes who grabbed the whiskey probably think it tastes much worse than flavored vodka or cheap beer... :hot:

camduncan
11-23-2012, 13:24
Firstly, that sucks! I can't imagine there'd be a worse feeling! I hope the home & contents insurance covers some of the cost?

Dale, where abouts in Brisbane are you? Whilst I unfortunately don't have any spare bottles I could pass on to help you replace what was taken, I do have some open bottles of the Pappy 15, 23 and an 04 GTS that I'd be more than happy to share next time we have a Brisbane SB gathering.

Stones
11-24-2012, 02:02
Dale that is truly tragic my friend and to someone in my close vicinity too. I would be inconsolable as well. So, so sorry to read the actual prized items they stole, what a great pity, it was probably some delinquents who had no idea what they were pilfering. So close to xmas as well... definitely make yourself available for the next Brisbane SB gathering, we will make it worthwhile.

Mickbourbon
11-24-2012, 17:57
My condolences as well. 2 years ago someone robbed my place and got away with some cash and a few other small items, but even so I felt very violated that someone was in my private space uninvited. I received an email from the police that I thought was quite humorous that said "due to the low solvability factors " blah blah blah.
I thought it was a nice way of them telling me it wasn't worth their time.

Paul

squire
11-24-2012, 18:05
A client called me one morning to say his home was burgled the night before, the police weren't being very helpful, what should he do? Told him to contact his insurance company and let them deal with it.

B-Zero
11-30-2012, 05:35
Just an update on the situation. My insurance company has agreed to replace the bottles to full value. That means if they can't find the bottles through their suppliers I can nominate equivalent bottles. They continued to say if I was able to track down the bottles through my sources they would buy the bottles. I told them I was a serious collector and they agreed I would have better luck finding the bottles as no one on their office had heard of any of the bottles, this is Australia and the land of Jim beam after all. So far I can get two of the stolen items from within Australia and the other two I'm going to try my luck and nominate substitute bottles at ridiculous prices and see if they agree. Looking good at this stage!

silverfish
11-30-2012, 09:03
... I'm going to try my luck and nominate substitute bottles at ridiculous prices and see if they agree.

I'd probably word statements like the above a bit
differently on a public forum but that's just me.

Good luck with getting the missing items replaced.