Pappy Van Winkle Case Gets Netflix Treatment

In 2013, 200 bottles of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon was stolen from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, two-years later the so called mastermind had been found – but did he really steal the unicorn of bourbons?

The official trailer for a new Netflix mini-series “Heist” was released last week, which includes episodes on the Kentucky-based crime.

The new series focuses on three two-part episodes, each focusing on the biggest heists in modern American history.

The Van Winkle episode is being called, “The Bourbon King,” directed by Nick Frew (We Are the Champions), and introduces Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger, whose side hustle of skimming bottles of the highly-coveted Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from his employer and selling them for cash ballooned into “Pappygate,” setting off a media sensation, according to a blurb from the producers.

In addition to Curtsinger, the producers also interview former Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, and sat down with former State-Journal reporter Brad Bowman.

It is unclear if the series will simply re-tell the court version of the crimes, or if the producers dug beyond the headlines for the truth.