'House Of Cards' $1.3M Gold Vodka Bottle Stolen, Emptied & Dumped
(Kitco News) - A famous and likely the most expensive bottle of vodka made out of gold, which appeared on one of the ‘House of Cards’ episodes, was stolen from a bar in Copenhagen last week.
But, as it turned out, the thief was only after the alcohol, as the bottle itself was found discarded three days later.
The unique Russo-Baltique bottle — worth about $1.3 million — is made out of 6.6 pounds of gold, 6.6 pounds of silver and has a diamond-encrusted replica of the Russian Imperial Eagle on its cap.
It was stolen from Denmark's trendy Cafe 33 on Tuesday and found on Friday by a building site six miles (10km) north of Copenhagen, still intact but empty, said local police.
The bottle appeared on season three of the popular Netflix ‘House of Cards’ show. The episode depicted the U.S. President Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, being served the bottle.
After its appearance on the show, the vodka bottle was loaned to Cafe 33 by the Latvia-based Dartz Motor Company and was displayed uninsured, according to reports.
The bar released the video footage of the theft, which shows a masked man looking for the bottle with a flashlight and quickly making his escape after locating it.
Owner of the bar, Brian Ingberg, told AFP that somebody most likely stole a set of keys from a former employee.