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06/01/2018 11:14 SAST | Updated 06/01/2018 11:23 SAST

Bottle Of Vodka Worth R16m Stolen From Danish Bar

Not such a cheap round...This specific bottle is claimed to be the world's most expensive one.

A £960,000 (R16 million) bottle of vodka – claimed to be the most expensive in the world – has been stolen from a Copenhagen bar.

The Russo-Baltique bottle was on loan to a Danish collector when it was seized from the Café 33 bar in the Vesterbro district.

Bar owner Brian Ingerberg told TV2 Lorry: "I had loaned [the bottle] from Russia from something called the Dartz Factory, which makes the world's most expensive cars and vodka. It has been part of my collection for six months, but not anymore.

"I am obviously very upset. It was the icing on the cake in my collection. Of the 1,200 bottles I have, this was a very special bottle."

Ingerberg has released CCTV images of the thieves, speculating that the masked individuals pictured may have somehow obtained a key.

The theft has been reported to the police.

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The bottle was stolen from a Copenhagen bar on 2 January 2018

Why is it so expensive?

  • Bottle is made of 3kg of gold and 3kg of silver
  • Features a diamond encrusted cap shaped like a Russian imperial eagle
  • Also adorned with leather from a 1912 Monte Carlo rally car
  • It featured in an episode of House of Cards as a gift from the Russian president to his US counterpart