Baltimore got a demonstration is spectacular taste earlier this month when Hennessy Cognac worth more than fifty thousand dollars was stolen from the fenced in parking area of ServeU – a freight shipping company. The 2,142 cases of Hennessy Cognac with a net worth of $514,000 were contained in a yellow trailer with ‘MSC’ which authorities say was hooked by the thieves to a 2001 freightliner truck with “Hale Trucking” written on the door. While the truck has since been discovered there is as yet no sign of the stolen alcohol.
Selling up to 50 million bottles a year, Hennessy is the largest producer of cognac in the world. It forms one among many properties owned by the luxury brand conglomerate LVHM (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). While their limited edition cognacs can cost over $2,000, at the lower end of the spectrum the average cost of a bottle could be around $45. Hennessy has always been famous for creating cognac of unmatched quality and their offerings include Paradis Imperial, Hennessy X.O and myriad collaborations. But this may very well be the first time the esteemed distillery has been in the news for a heist of this scale. Well, nobody can deny that the thieves have great taste!
Authorities are offering $2,000 to anybody with information that could lead to an arrest. We have just one question, can they pay us in Cognac?
[Via – The-Spirits-Business]