A very old bottle of Cherry Heering
, considered the original cherry liqueur, is being auctioned off for charity. The 1890 vintage was discovered in the Heering cellars in Denmark where it had been since production more than 120 years ago. Only a few bottles were found, all perfectly preserved in original casks, hand packed in wooden casings. Earlier this year a tasting was organized at The Campbell Apartment in New York with some of the industry's top experts. The blend was discovered to be in immaculate condition.
The bottle is up for auction now through Charitybuzz.com
until noon on December 6 and will also be made available to the public via a live auction at Sotheby's New York later that night. The exact value of the rare blend is currently unknown, but is estimated to be worth more than $100,000. All proceeds will benefit the charity organization DIFFA
, Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.