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Lot 130596

Glendronach Correspondence, Dated 1856 L & R R Thomas, Wine & Spirit Merchant

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One letter sent from Glendronach Distillery, by Huntly, to its client L & R R Thomas, Wine & Spirit Merchant, Haworth near Keighley, Yorkshire.

The letter is dated 24 July 1856 and contains an offer from the distillers to exchange a cask that is not to the customer's liking.

The full text reads:

Glendronach By Huntly, 24th July 1886


Your favor of 21st is to hand. We have tried the Cask of Aqua you refer to. I find it dark gin coloured, and from the length of time it has been in Bond, it has fallen off considerably in strength, it is now only 01.2 op [over proof]. Should you prefer it, we have no objections to give you a Cask in lieu of it, quite clear and of equally fine quality, altho [although] not the age. The strength will be 10 op or nearly so. It was Bonded 15th February of this year, contents 63 ½ Gs [gallons] and we can charge you the difference of gallons bogt. [bought] 9 ½ and I observe Mr Sunderland paid 4/4 a gallon for it and we can sell the cask referr’d to better in Scotland, as they like coloured whilst the English generally do not. Let me hear from you if this arrangement suits you, if not I shall send you particulars of duty on it. Awaiting reply.

[illegible sign off]

Walter Scott

This Glendronach Correspondence, Dated 1856 sold at our online auction for £170


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