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Rare bourbon bottle online auction is tonight

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – A museum in Louisville is holding “Art of Bourbon” – its fifth annual auction of rare bottles.

Speed ​​Art Museum’s fundraising auction is 7:15 to 8:45 pm tonight – Thursday, Sept. 22. The auction’s online portion is free to bid, but registration is required via

The lineup is composed of 38 lots of rare bourbons and VIP experiences, including:

• 8-year-old Booker’s bottled in 1987.

• Blanton’s 1992.

• 2020 King of Kentucky Barrel 6.

• 7-year Gold Vein Old Weller from 1970s, 107 proof.

• Dowling Deluxe, an aged 14-year-old bottled in the 1970s.

• 1905 Overholt Rye from the Richard and Andrew Mellon estate. (“A 1.5-ounce pour will set you back $1,000, and that’s if you can even get it,” said bourbon expert Fred Minnick.)

• Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015 and 2016, auctioned as a pair.

• BPR Rye Bottled in Bond, bottled in 1942 – also known as Baltimore Pure Rye.

• Van Winkle 12-year-old, lot B, donated and signed by Julian Van Winkle.

A Maker’s Mark private selection experience is also open for bids. It offers the winner and four friends a private distillery tour and experience of creating a barrel of their own expression of Maker’s Mark.

For detailed bottle descriptions, see the catalog online.

Auction proceeds support Speed’s educational programs and exhibitions.

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