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1 bottle Andrew Usher & Co. Edinburgh. Extra. Green Stripe. London & Export Offices 59 Mark Lane E.C. Fine Old Scotch Whisky. (A blend of choice old whiskies) By appointment to his Majesty the King. No box. Bottled circa 1900. Typical late 19th, early 20th century three piece molded glass with natural inclusions. Twist cap with branded foil seal. No capacity or strength stated although equal to 75cl. Level upper shoulder. Good condition for age. While every effort will be made to ship this bottle with the greatest possible level of care and protection, we cannot guarantee it will not leak in transit and we therefore recommend direct collection of this lot if possible. Please bear this in mind when bidding. The bottle is generally in fantastic condition for its age. Please refer to images.
From time to time we come across truly magical whiskies from eras that are long lost and whether they're single malts or blends, they're all worth getting excited about. This bottle was purchased in 1914 by the vendors Grandfather (A Worcestershire farmer 1876 - 1960) at the beginning of the first World War with the intention of opening it to celebrate the end, which came in 1918. He never ended up drinking the whisky but instead passed it down to his son (Also a Worcestershire farmer). Again he never found the time to drink the whisky and consequently passed it down the his daughter, the current owner of the bottle. It has been sat in a cupboard in her home in Worcestershire until recently when Wayne I consigned the bottle for auction.
''I remember it sitting in the Cupboard waiting for a Suitable Event that would Warrant opening it!! I think that now, that decision maybe left to Another to choose the Occasion?''
Relics like this don't turn up in auction often, especially with such precise provenance. Bottles like this deserve spot light in a museum or opened and shared with good friends. Either way we know this bottle will go to a good home with one of our bidders.
Although a condition report is normally included in the lot description, we would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids.
If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please use the link "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen and described.
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.
This auction ended on
6th of June 2018 08:00:00 PM
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