SS Politician Bottle - Believed Black & White

Lot No: 1113/900
Product Weight: 3.00 KG

Winning Bid: £1,300.00 + P&P

Auction Start: 25th of December 2013 12:00:00 PM
Auction End: 8th of January 2014 08:07:07 PM


1 bottle of Scotch Whisky believed to be Black & White retreived originally from the wreck of the SS Politician shortly after it ran aground on the Isle of Eriskay in February 1941. This bottle was one of many that were retireved from the cargo that washed ashore following the wreck and subsequently hidden by locals. This bottle was found by an Islander digging their garden path in 1997 and was subsequently submitted for sale to Christies in Glasgow at the time. The bottle is sold here with the original Christie's catalogue from the sale including invoices and other relevant documentation. 

The bottle is missing all its labels and has a spring cap seal. The wax seal was added by Christies after the sale once it was noted that the level had begun to decrease. Level in the bottle is currently at the mid shoulder. 

A remarkable piece of Scottish history with great provenance and a powerful story behind it. This is what whisky collecting is all about. 

An article in the Herald detailing the sale at the time in 1997 can be read here: 

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/ss-politician-whisky-expected-to-fetch-up-to-600-1.370460

BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: Although the wax and capsule on this bottle are intact we would reccommend collection of this bottle in person. Shipping is available for this bottle and, while every possible effort will be taken to ensure maximum security during transit, no guarantees can be given regarding leakage. 

Although a condition report is normally included in the lot description, we would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids.

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Please note: due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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