Now the $1.3 million bottle has been found abandoned at a construction site in Copenhagen, and it looks like somebody drank all the contents. The Russo-Baltique vodka was made from snow melted from the French alps, and it sounds like the thief may have consumed the vodka, because when police found the bottle, it was empty.
Police investigator Knud Hvass says it is too early to say whether the perpetrator of the theft at the Cafe 33 bar had broken in or had used a key.
CCTV footage from the bar showed a masked man grabbing the bottle from the bar and fleeing the scene early on Tuesday morning.
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 bottle, made of gold and silver and having a diamond encrusted cap, was on display at a bar in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark.More news: FIR for unauthorised access, not whistle-blowing: UIDAI justifies FIR on journo
Brian Ingberg, owner of the Cafe 33 bar, said the bottle was still valued at the same price.
"I feel fantastic. The vodka god saved us", Ingberg said to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
The bottle was found unbroken on a construction site in the city.
Mr Ingberg said he had more of the vodka that was previously in the bottle so planned to refill it and put it back on display.