Most expensive Bourbon sold in US fetches $25k

24th November, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

A new distillery has sold its first bottle of Bourbon for more than US$25,000, reportedly breaking the US record for the most expensive bottle of Bourbon purchased at auction.

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The most expensive Bourbon sold at auction in the US has been bought for more than US$25,000

According to The News-Enterprise, Boundary Oak Distillery – which is the first Bourbon distillery based in Kentucky’s Hardin County in more than 100 years – has sold its first bottle of Bourbon for US$25,500 at an online auction.

The distillery, which recently started production, will donate the proceeds of Bottle No.1 Batch No.1 to the choice charity of the buyer, who has chosen to remain anonymous.

Brent Goodwin, owner and master distiller of Boundary Oak, said the Kentucky Distillers’ Association informed him their records suggest the highest price paid for a bottle of American whiskey at auction was US$25,000.

The first barrel of Boundary Oak Bourbon will be available in two years’ time, with the rest of the stock aged for a minimum of four years.

The online auction also sold the distillery’s bottles two to 10, which were purchased for between US$275 and US$575.

Earlier this year, a nine and a half foot long train sculpture filled with Jim Beam Bourbon, created by famed contemporary artist Jeff Koons, sold at auction for US$33.8 million.

In January, a six-litre decanter of The Macallan M broke the Guinness World Record for the most expensive whisky sold at auction, fetching US$628,000 at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

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