1 bottle mackie's ancient brand. bottled 1940s for us market. white horse distillers. in presentation box. spring capsule with branded foil seal. federal law glass molding on rear of bottle. paper seal partly broke. no box 4/5 us quarts. 86.8 us proof. level base of neck. wear and tear to box, bottle in good condition.Read More
Mackie's was a small brand from the White Horse stable, the main constituent malt of which was the fabled Malt Mill; a distillery within Lagavulin that operated between 1908 and 1960. There are two variations of this Mackie's, a UK release which has a twist cap and this US import with a spring cap. Labels are also different with the UK release stating Mackie's Ancient Scotch and the US import stating Mackie's Ancient Brand. Being bottled in the 1940s this would have contained a significant proportion of Malt Mill, possibly higher than 50%. These bottles are incredibly hard to find and we are pleased to uncover yet another in amazing condition.
Malt Mill is one of twenty lost distilleries on Islay. Founded by the famous Peter Mackie, who was a commercial agent for both Lagavulin & Laphroaig. After a bitter disagreement in 1907 Peter separated from Laphroaig and decided to build his own distillery, he attempted to replicate Laphroaig but sadly failed. In 1960 the distillery closed and in 1962 both stills were transferred to the Lagavulin Distillery.
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