This week, an anonymous buyer bought the world's oldest bottle of bourbon for more than triple the price the auction house thought it was going to get for it. How much did he pay?
After many months without being able to see our friends, many of us are getting together to celebrate drinking beers or margaritas in a bar or at home. There is someone, however, who can do it by offering them the oldest whiskey in the world, what incredible amount of money did he pay for it?
In April, Skinner Auctions announced that it was auctioning a bottle of Old Ingledew whiskey, which is believed to have been bottled in the 1860s by Evans & Ragland in Lagrange, Georgia.
"Skinner is pleased to offer this historic bourbon whiskey at auction. Skinner's Rare Spirits expert, Joseph Hyman, remarks" The Old Ingledew Whiskey, bottled by Evans & Ragland, Lagrange GA, c. 1860s, is thought to be the only surviving bottle of a trio from the cellar of JP Morgan gifted in the 1940s to Washington power elite, ”said the auctioneer's Ig account.
This week, the world's oldest bottle of whiskey finally sold for a whopping $ 137,500.
An anonymous buyer bought the antique bourbon bottle for more than triple the price the auction house thought it was going to get for it, as they expected to make between $ 20,000 and $ 40,000, according to Eat This, Not That.
"Carbon 14 dating conducted in 2021 in collaboration with the University of Georgia indicates, with the highest probability, that the whiskey was produced between 1762 and 1802. The raw data was subsequently evaluated by the University of Glasgow and determined to be Bourbon with a 53 % probability of being produced between 1763-1803, which places it in the historical context of The Revolutionary War of the 1770s and the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, "the Ig post adds.
The label visibly affixed to the bottle is handwritten and reads: “This Bourbon was probably made before 1865 and was in the cellars of Mr. John Pierpont Morgan from whose property it was acquired on his death. As far as we know, there were no Bourbon distilleries in Georgia after the Civil War. "
This The bottle, which features a typed label that states: "This Bourbon was probably made prior to 1865," isn't just any ancient bottle of whiskey though for it is believed to have belonged to John Pierpoint Morgan (aka JP Morgan, the banker), and according to the label, was kept in Morgan's cellar and retrieved after he died.