The world’s oldest whiskey auction was held. It was sold for $ 137,000 i.e. more than one crore rupees. This whiskey is 250 years old, which was auctioned for six times more than its original price.
According to the news published in the Daily Mail, Old Ingledew Whiskey was bottled in the 1860s. But it is believed that the liquid inside this bottle is almost a century old. This whiskey was made by the then famous financier J.P. Morgan used to be.
According to the label on the back of the whiskey bottle, ‘This Bourbon was probably made before 1865, in the cellars of JPMorgan. Received it from his estate after Morgan’s death.
However, experts believe that JP Morgan himself bought the bottle around 1900. It was later passed on to his son, who between 1942 and 1944 gave it to James Byrnes, the governor of South Carolina.
This 19th-century bottle now sold for $137,000. It was bottled at a general store in Lagrange, Georgia.
Two similar bottles are believed to have been given to former President Harry Truman and FDR. Then it came in the hands of the former governor of South Carolina. After leaving office in 1955, former South Carolina governor James Byrnes gave the bottle to his friend and English naval officer Francis Drake, who preserved it for three generations.
Auction house Skinner Inc. It is estimated that the bottle will cost between $20,000 and $40,000. But the bottle was sold for $137,500 to the Morgan Library, a museum and research institution in midtown Manhattan, at an auction that ended on June 30.
That being said, it is unlikely that wine more than two centuries old will still be drinkable, as whiskey lasts about 10 years when it is discontinued.