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The only one in the world: a bottle of whiskey over 50 years old sells for more than a million shekels | Israel Hayom


Highlights: Aston Martin has sold a bottle of whiskey for $279,800. The whiskey was aged for 52 years in an American oak barrel. All proceeds from the sale of the whiskey will be donated to a charity. The charity is called the British Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FPCA) The FPCA is a non-profit organisation based in the UK. It provides assistance to people in need. It also provides information on how to get involved in the fight against child abuse.

Aston Martin is known as a luxury car manufacturer, but it decided to create a drink that has been aged for decades – and sell it to the highest bidder – so how much is it sold, where will its revenue go – and what does it even taste?

There are works of art that sell for a few million dollars and there are cars that sell for several hundred thousand dollars, but you don't hear about a bottle of alcoholic beverage sold for such sums every day.

Aston Martin is best known as a company that manufactures luxury cars, and it seems that it wants to join the beverage sector as well – otherwise it is impossible to explain how the British company managed to sell a single bottle of whiskey that came out under its brand for no less than $279,800 – a higher sum than the starting price of the DB12 luxury car it produces, which reaches $245,<>.

The bottle of whiskey, titled "Mokume Edition," was created in partnership with renowned Scottish distillery Bowmore and went on sale last week at Sotheby's auction house. The drink was expected to sell for between £140,220 and £225,280, but ultimately exceeded expectations – selling for £<>,<> (nearly $<>,<>).

The car company opens up to new sides. One of the Aston Martin vehicles, photo: Aston Martin

What makes this whiskey unique is that it was aged for 52 years, first in an American oak barrel, and then in an American oak barrel. If that wasn't enough, it was eventually placed in a unique-looking bottle designed in the British company's offices inspired by a lake located near the distillery's factories.

The anonymous buyer has been invited to visit the well-known Scottish distillery, and will even have the opportunity to drive one of Aston Martin's luxury vehicles. In addition, all proceeds from the sale of the unique bottle of whiskey will be donated to a project that supports young residents living in Bowmore by providing them with various employment skills.

If the description made you want to drink this whiskey that's more than half a century old, then according to the distillery, it has a taste that combines tropical fruits and butter with touches of tobacco and peat ash (peat is a dense and partly rotten substance found in plants found in nature).

It should be noted that in 2019 it was reported that the most expensive price ever paid at auction for an alcoholic beverage was for a bottle of refined and rare whiskey from the Scottish brewery McAllen, which sold for $ 1.9 million.

For a good cause. The special bottle, photo: Getty Images

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Source: israelhayom

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