Auction fetches $28K for 1st batch of new bourbon

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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 1:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash, fetching more than $28,000 for its first bottle of bourbon.

The bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold. Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, said he doesn't know of any other bottle that sold for that amount or higher. All of the money will go to a local charity.

Boundary Oak Distillery says the winning bidder is from Hardin County, Kentucky, but asked to remain anonymous. Whoever it is will have to be patient.

Boundary Oak plans to fill its first bourbon barrel in December, and the whiskey will age for two years before bottling.