People are lining up outside the Frazier History Museum in hopes of purchasing an $1,800 bottle of 45-year-old bourbon, which goes on sale Thursday, March 1, at 9 a.m. Less than 150 bottles of Final Reserve: James Thompson & Brother Bourbon will be for sale.
The Frazier is hosting a sold-out event Thursday night as part of this week’s Bourbon Classic, where attendees get to sample one of the oldest bourbons ever sold, which is being released by James “Buddy” Thompson, former president of Kentucky’s Glenmore Distillery.
Ninety percent of the profit goes to various veteran’s groups and 10 percent to the Frazier History Museum.
According to a news release by Frazier, less than 150 Collector Box Set bottles will be sold, and it’s one per person. The cost is $1,800, with an additional $108 in sales tax.
We talked to some of our bourbon buddies who tinker on the black market, and they believe a bottle of Final Reserve could sell anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000.
Of course, you’ve got to know the right people — and it’s totally illegal to re-sell alcohol (to another consumer who is not a bar or liquor store) in the United States.