A rare bottle of Irish whiskey is up for grabs for all you whiskey lovers… that have spare €10,000 handy.
An extremely rare bottle of Irish whiskey is set to be auctioned off for up to €10,000 today, July 31st 2019 at the Victor Mee Auctions in Cavan. The 1880’s bottle of Cassidy & Co Monasterevin was matured by the Cassidy family in their mill located in Co.Kildare from 1784 until 1921. In recent years, the Ballykelly Mill has been restored by businessman Paddy McKillen, who plans to open a distillery and visitor centre on the site and revive Monasterevin’s heritage of producing fine whiskey.
There is only two unopened bottles in the world that we know of, the one that is being auctioned off and the one that is housed here in the Irish Whiskey Museum. We are very fortunate to have this extremely rare whiskey as well as over 150 artefacts from the Golden Age of Irish whiskey displayed throughout the museum, incorporating all elements of Irish whiskey and its history.
Kildare Co.Council has seeked further information on a proposed €50m whiskey distillery and visitor centre near Monasterevin. Plans were originally submitted on September 10th last year for the large-scale development at Ballykelly outside the town. The imposing seven-story Malthouse was built in the 1800’s and was refurbished in the 1940s. The distillery would feature a roof garden and viewing area on the protected mill building. U2’s front man, Bono, has been involved in this process as part-investor however we do not know if he’s visited the site yet.