In the last half-decade, the market for vintage spirits and liqueurs has expanded, so much so that old and rare bottles of whiskey, Cognac and Chartreuse are setting record prices at auction—and becoming increasingly difficult to find. On the nostalgic appeal of these bottles and how collectors are sourcing them.
Pre-Prohibition whiskey, late-1800s white Chartreuse—in the fine and rare alcohol game, wine has finally got some serious competition.
In the last half-decade, a robust market for vintage spirits has emerged, with buyers rapidly driving up costs and bars adding pricey old spirits—and drinks made with them—to their menus.
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