2 bottles of high-end whiskey, worth $80K, stolen from Richmond, B.C., liquor store

The Dalmore Constellation Collection - THE 60s Set, featuring four of the world's rarest single malt whiskies. CNW Group/The Dalmore Constellation Collection

Two very expensive bottles of whiskey were stolen from a liquor store in Richmond recently.

Richmond RCMP tell Global News that on June 27, around 7:30 p.m., two bottles of Dalmore Constellation were taken from the Brighouse B.C. Liquor Store.

Their combined value is $80,000.

Described as one of the world’s rarest single malt whiskies, one was a 1966 vintage, aged 45 years, and one of only 237 bottles created.

The other was a 1969 vintage, aged 42 or 43 years and one of only 233 or 88 bottles created, depending on the cask.

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RCMP says they could have been the only bottles of those ages in B.C.

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Police confirm a man came into the store in Richmond and after walking around for a few minutes, smashed the locked cabinet where the bottles were kept.

The liquor cabinet where the high-end bottles of liquor were kept. Credit: Global News. Global News

Police say he is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, with a slim build and wearing a mask. He left the scene in a black pickup truck.

Liquor stores contain CCTV cameras, public-view monitors and locked display cabinets to help deter theft and shoplifting.

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