World's Oldest Whiskey Sells For $137,500

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World's Oldest Whiskey Sells For $137,500

A whiskey believed to be the oldest in existence has sold for $137,500 (£99,210) - more than three times its pre-auction estimate.

The Old Ingledew Whiskey, which carbon dating has evidenced as being produced between 1762 and 1802, sold at Massachusetts-based auctioneers Skinner's.

Officials at the auction house had expected it to sell for between $20,000 and $40,000 (£14,400-£28,800) in their Rare Spirits online auction, which concluded on 30 June.

Describing the story of the whiskey, 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 J.P. Morgan gifted in the 1940s to Washington power elite."

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