LCBO auctions off pricey bottles of booze
This is going to make your beer fridge look very, very sad...
The LCBO is unloading over 1100 bottles of hard-to-find booze at auction this weeken.
Barry O'Brien, Director of Special Projects, Marketing & Customer Insights at the LCBO says lots range from bottles of Bordeaux that could fetch $25 to marquee, blue chip brands.
It's 1 bottle though that has collectors really excited. A 55-year-old single malt scotch from Glenfiddich thought to be the last of 11 bottles made. The last one sold at auction in New York pulled in $94 000. With their bottle, the LCBO is hoping to break a world record. All the proceeds from the sale of the scotch will go to Wounded Warriors, a charity that helps soldiers suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Buyers who snatch up these pricey bottles don't let them collect dust. They are meant to be enjoyed to mark a big occasion.
O'Brien says the event would have to be truly once-in-a-lifetime to crack open a bottle of 1972 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti burgundy. A 5L bottle that stands close to 3' tall will set you back $45 000-$55 000 at auction.
The LCBO expects to pull in $2.4-million overall. You can follow along from home with your bottle of $8 bottle of wine. Friday night's auction starts at 8pm & it will be streamed online.