The United States (U.S.) State Department is trying to figure out exactly what happened to a missing bottle of whisky worth $5,800 that the Japanese government gave former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in 2019. Pompeo said that he has no idea as to what happened to the gift. “Mr. Pompeo has no memory of receiving the gift and does not have any knowledge of what happened to the bottle of whisky,” said William Burck, Pompeo’s lawyer, in a statement.

U.S. government employees are not allowed to keep gifts from foreign governments for their own personal use or gifts worth more than $390. The missing gift can cause serious ethics issues for Pompeo, who is in talks to run for presidency in 2024. In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo said the issue was “crazy talk” and said that he is willing to cooperate in the investigation if the State Department contacts him. Failure to let the U.S. State Department know about the personal gifts can result in a penalty or jail time.