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The oldest known whiskey bottle in existence to be auctioned in June

The bottle of Old Ingledew Whiskey produced sometime between 1763 and 1803 is heading to auction.

Carbon-dating shows the whiskey was bottled in 1860 in Lagrange, Georgia. Once owned by banker J.P. Morgan, it’s expected to sell for $20k – $40k.

The bottle will be offered as part of Skinner’s Rare Spirits online auction.

The most expensive bottle of wine ever broken…

It was a bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux engraved with the initials “Th.J.” These were the initials of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States. Valued at roughly $500,000.

In 1989, a wine merchant brought the bottle to a black-tie dinner and bumped it on the corner of a serving table, smashing the bottle.