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Lot 112999

Whisky Galore Compton Mackenzie

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Compton Mackenzie


United Kingdom

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Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie. This was first printed in 1947 and reprinted in 1951 by The Reprint Society London.

A Novel based on a real-life incident that occurred in 1941 on the Hebridean island of Eriskay when the SS Politician ran aground with a cargo including 28000 cases of malt whisky as well as other trade goods headed for Jamaica and New Orleans. Official files released by The National Archives show that it was also carrying a sum of cash which would be worth the equivalent of several million pounds at today's prices. Not all of this was recovered from the wreck.

This Whisky Galore sold at our online auction for £5


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear and inscription on first page. The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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