Someone Stole Bottle of Vodka Valued at $1.3M

It's said to be the world's most expensive bottle of vodka
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2018 2:11 PM CST
Empty space on the shelf marks the spot after the world's most expensive bottle of vodka, valued at $1.3 million, was stolen from the Cafe 33 bar in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018.   (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

(Newser) – The owner of Denmark's Cafe 33 could probably use a drink. Brian Ingberg says someone broke into his bar this week and stole a bottle of vodka valued at $1.3 million, Radio Free Europe reports. According to the AP, Ingberg says the bottle of Russo-Baltique was on loan from a Russian businessman. He says it has been in the 1,200-bottle vodka museum in his bar's basement in Copenhagen for the past six months, the Local reports. Ingberg says the one-of-a-kind bottle was uninsured and the only item stolen from the bar.

As for what makes the Russo-Baltique vodka so expensive (it's allegedly the priciest bottle of vodka in the world): Ingberg says it comes from the Dartz factory, "which makes the world's most expensive cars and vodka." The Dartz Motorz Company in Latvia is known for making armored vehicles. The bottle itself is also unthinkably fancy, boasting more than 13 pounds of gold and silver, the leather from a 1912 Monte Carlo rally car, and a cap encrusted with diamonds. It was recently featured in an episode of House of Cards. (Read more vodka stories.)

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