'Phantom cask' of malt whisky worth US$240,000 disappears onboard Delta Airlines 17/04/08
Source: ©The Moodie Report
By Melody Ng
Phantom cask: Highland Park Single Cask 32yo whisky
US. Beverly Hills-based spirits company Saybrex International has lost 186 bottles of a rare cask of Highland Park that it claimed had been delivered to Delta Airlines en route to the US.
The 31 cartons, said to be worth approximately US$240,000, disappeared in transit from Scotland to Los Angeles, where the company was expecting delivery.
The 32yo whisky, ranked one of the top single malt whiskies in the world, was picked up at the distillery in Scotland, delivered to Glasgow Airport but never arrived at its destination in Los Angeles.
HM Revenue & Customs are aware of the situation and are satisfied that the goods have left the UK, said Saybrex. The whereabouts of the shipment after it left Glasgow Airport is unknown.
We are shocked and outraged that 31 cases of alcohol weighing some 800 pounds can just disappear while in the care of Delta and various governmental agencies, said Saybrex International Vice President Operations Ari Bussel.
Different governmental agencies are currently investigating the incident.
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