A 130-year-old bottle of Irish whiskey is going up for auction in Cavan next week, expected to fetch over $10,000. The only other known bottle is in a museum.
An unopened bottle of Cassidy & Co Monasterevan Whiskey from the 1880s will be up for purchase next week from Victor Mee Auctions in Cavan.
The ornately labeled bottle, made out of hand-blown glass, is one of only two surviving examples known today - the other is on exhibit at the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin.
The Cassidy family brewed beer and distilled whiskey at the Ballykelly Mill in County Kildare from 1784 through 1921. There has been renewed interest in the site in recent years after it was purchased by businessman Paddy McKillen.
Supported by an investment from Bono of U2, McKillen plans to open a new distillery and visitor center at the site.
The bottle is up for auction as part of the Clermont Collection Advertising, Pub Memorabilia, and Architectural Fittings Sale taking place July 30 - 31. It is one of over 1,000 items from the iconic County Louth institution, the Clermont Arms pub, in Blackrock.
Lot 907, as the whiskey bottle is also called, is estimated to fetch between €5000 and €10000 ($5,572 - $11,145). Other items in the auction include authentic Guinness pub memorabilia, vintage bottles and ceramic ashtrays, and even a copper Irish whiskey cylinder from the early 1900s.
The most expensive bottle of whisky ever to be sold at auction was a 1926 bottle of Macallan that went for $1.5 million at an auction in Edinburgh in 2018.
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