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. 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. 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.
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