If elaborate bourbon-centric crime rings sound like something from a Tom Hardy movie that's because they are, but they're also very real. And real life criminals aren't very slick. Nine people have been already been busted for lifting cases of Pappy Van Winkle and more arrests are expected soon.
In 2013 alone, 65 cases of PVW, which costs from $250 to $1000 a bottle, mysteriously disappeared from a warehouse in Frankfort.
The Sheriff thought it was an inside job in true crime movie fashion. Recently, his theory was proven right.
A security guard at a Buffalo Trace distillery was later caught having accepted a $800 dollar bribe to look the other way. To date, the sheriff has recovered $100,000 worth of stolen bourbon. He estimates that accounts for 10% of all the stolen liquor.
In real life, nobody gets Protagonist Invincibility. That security guard should have accepted a larger bribe.