Auction fetches high price for new bourbon

Auction fetches high price for new bourbon

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash with its first batch of bourbon.

An online auction for the first bottle of bourbon to be produced by Boundary Oak Distillery near Elizabethtown fetched $28,050, including an auction fee of $2,550. The distillery said Wednesday that all the money, including the auction fee, will go to a local charity.

It says the winning bidder is from Hardin County but asked to remain anonymous. Whoever it is will have to be patient.

Distillery owner and master distiller Brent Goodin says Boundary Oak plans to fill its first bourbon barrel in December, and the whiskey will age for two years before bottling.

His distillery ends a long bourbon-making dry spell in Hardin County, where Kentucky's signature whiskey hasn't been produced since the 1890s.

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