A South Carolina company is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the return of 884 cases of Chicken Cock Whisky that was stolen from a truck stop over the weekend.
According to a press release from the company, a truck loaded with 10,000 bottles of the whisky was stolen from a Petro truck stop in Florance, South Carolina.
The tractor was later found, but the trailer and contents are still missing.
Anttila, the company that manufactures Chicken Cock Whisky, says that the retail value of the cargo is over $200,000.
“Chicken Cock Whiskey is a recently revitalized American whiskey brand that is generating a loyal following and widespread consumer demand across the Southeast, fueled by the dramatic rise in the popularity of flavored whiskeys, one of the fastest-growing categories in the spirits industry. Originally a Kentucky bourbon first produced in 1856, the Chicken Cock brand was revived by Anttila for its vintage appeal and its history as the “house whiskey” at the famed Cotton Club in Harlem during prohibition. The new Chicken Cock Whiskey is packaged in quick-chill aluminum bottles, a nod to the original brand and its reputation for being presented in non-descript tin cans in the speakeasies of the Roaring 20s,” the company’s press release states.
“I guess it’s fitting that a brand that rose to prominence as a bootleg bourbon during prohibition gets hijacked just as it returns to market in 2013,” Anttila said. “While I appreciate the irony in this situation, we really would like our whiskey back.”
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