A RARE bottle of Irish whiskey dating back over a century is being tipped to fetch more than €12,000 at auction next month.
The quart-size bottle of Cassidy & Monastervin whiskey might be small in stature, but its set to pack one hell of a punch on the auction block, according to the Irish Examiner.
The whiskey, which was made by the legendary Cassidy family of Co Kildare sometime between 1784 and 1923 is the prize lot in a pub collection auction comprised for more than 10,000 items of bar memorabilia.
The bottle of George Roe Irish Whiskey was distilled at Thomas Street in Dublin, which closed in 1923.
Dubbed the McCabe Collection, the vast array of items previously belonged to the late Molly McCabe, the owner of Molly’s Pub in Warrenpoint, Co Down.
Alongside the rare whisky, other notable items include advertising bar statues, antique bottles, mirrors, glasses, trays, advertising signs and more.
The collection represents the summation of items amassed over a century by several generations of the McCabe family.
The unopened, hand-blown bottle of whiskey (Lot 992) is being sold through Victor Mee Auctions online next month (October 5).
Though it is estimated to fetch between €6,000-€12,000 the auction house believes it could exceed those expectations.
Last year, for example, a similar bottle of rare whiskey sold for €23,000 at auction.
Auctioneer Victor Mee said: “We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to sell this magnificent collection that is like no other we have ever come across and are sure it will be of high interest amongst bidders globally.”
The auction is being held virtually as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
The two-day event beings on October 5 with more items set to go up for sale over the coming months.
Anyone interested in this lot or any of the others on offer should head to VictorMeeAuctions.ie.