World’s ‘oldest whiskey’ expected to fetch up to $40K at auction

World’s ‘oldest whiskey’ expected to fetch up to $40K at auction


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A bottle of what’s believed to be the oldest known whiskey in existence will hit the auction block this summer — where it’s expected to sell for an intoxicating price.

The Old Ingledew Whiskey — which dates back to Revolutionary times — is anticipated to fetch somewhere between $20,000-$40,000, according to to Skinner, which is facilitating the June auction.

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The rare bourbon was was likely produced between 1762-1802, based on Carbon 14 dating conducted in conjunction with experts from the University of Georgia.

It wasn’t bottled until several decades later, in the 1860s, at the general store Evans & Ragland in La Grange, Georgia.

Wall Street financier John Pierpont Morgan — whose banking firm ultimately became J.P. Morgan and Co. — is believed to have purchased the bottle during one of his frequent trips to the Peach State.

“It is a fascinating story,” Joseph Hyman, a fine spirits specialist at Skinner, told Barrons.

“The whiskey was

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