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This $40,000 Scotch Whisky Comes With a Check Signed by Babe Ruth

Atlantic City News
by Eben Diskin Jul 2, 2019

A night out in Atlantic City doesn’t come cheap, but if you don’t lose all your money at the craps tables, you can probably escape the weekend having only spent a few hundred bucks. Unless you stop by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a top-class drink, however. The hotel is offering a one-of-a-kind drink called the Bambino for the totally reasonable cost of $40,000 to celebrate the opening of its new Level One ultra-lounge. The Bambino is a drink, yes, but it’s much more than that.

If you’re willing to shell out the $40,000, the experience includes a long pour of 1940 Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage and some pretty priceless gifts so you won’t feel totally empty inside once you finish your glass. The main gift is a $100 check signed by Babe Ruth, made out to his second wife, Claire Merritt. The check is deemed to be in mint condition, and has been evaluated by Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti. Needless to say, this is a singular drink option and there’s only one available.

If that’s not enough to make you satisfied with your $40,000 investment, you will also receive a vintage Victrola record player. So once you’ve returned home to your spouse and explained why you’re $40,000 poorer, at least you can fall asleep to the sound of some old-school tunes while wondering if it was all worth it.

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