World's Oldest Known Bottle of Whiskey Sells for $137K at Auction

World's Oldest Known Bottle of Whiskey Sells for $137K at Auction


In April, Skinner Auctioneers said it would auction “the oldest currently known whiskey bottle,” Food & Wine magazine reported Wednesday.

The bottle was so old, auctioneers did not know exactly when it was produced. The label, which was hand-typed and pasted onto the bottle, merely stated “This Bourbon was probably made prior to 1865,” the article said.

“A bit of carbon dating of the liquid inside narrowed things down — determining with 81.1 percent certainty that it was from 1763 to 1803 — and landing the tipple its ‘oldest’ title,” the magazine continued:

But for anyone concerned that all this ambiguity might affect the auction value of this bottle of Old Ingledew Whiskey, don’t worry. In an era where a single bottle of Scotch can sell for nearly $2 million, the world’s (probably) oldest whiskey sold just fine — more than tripling the

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