In the 1970s, Jameson decided to put whiskey distribution into the hands of consumers, kind of. This whiskey vending machine dispenses whiskey on a coin-operated basis. The machines were found across Ireland in the 1970s in public places, like offices and pubs.
While you’ll need old Irish 10p coins to operate it, that seems a small price to pay for a novelty item such as this. It’s available for sale on RareIrishStuff, and for the price of three Irish 10p coins, dispenses about an ounce of whiskey. The coins are provided with the machine.
Here’s a video of the old Nightender in action:
The site states that the machine comes “in its original packaging. It has a light oak finish and comes complete with its keys.”
The machine is available for about €850.00 – or, $882.26 by today’s exchange rate. For a piece of Jameson nostalgia, this is one of the cheaper items we’ve seen, clocking in under $1,000.
Send it to the whisky lover in your life!