Sunday, April 20, 2008
The Angel's Share?: 186 Bottles of Rare Scotch Go Missing on Flight to U.S.
Somewhere between Glasgow and Los Angeles a shipment of rare whisky valued at $240,000 has gone missing. Saybrex International, the Beverly Hills-based importer, says Delta Airlines and government agencies handling the shipment have been unable to explain the case of the missing liquid cargo.
Saybrex says 186 bottles of 32-year-old Highland Park that came from a single cask cleared customs in Glasgow and was delivered to Delta Airlines for shipment to the U.S. The problem is that the 31 cartons containing the whisky, each bottle carrying with it a hefty $1,290 price tag, never arrived. U.K. Revenue and Customs believes the shipment left the country.
The investigation into the missing rare Scotch is continuing.