Meet the Old Ingledew Whiskey, bottled in LaGrange, Georgia. It is believed to be the oldest known whiskey in existence and will be going up for auction June 22nd (through June 30th). Carbon 14 dating has been done on the bourbon, estimating it's production sometime between 1762-1802. An auction for the historic bottle of whiskey will take place through Skinner and starting bids are expected to range between $20,000 and $40,000!
According to Josephy Hyman, a rare spirits expert through Skinner:
"(the whiskey)...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."
Sister bottles have been given to former Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman in the 1940's. This particular bottle that is going up for auction has been safeguarded for three generations privately and is slated to surpass the the sale price of the Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926 that sold for $1.9 million in 2019, making it the most expensive spirit ever auctioned. For now.