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Old Orkney Real Liqueur Blended Scotch Whisky Bottled 1930s - Stromness Distillery 4.7cl
A miniature bottle of Old Orkney Real Liqueur Blended Scotch Whisky, bottled for US importer Judge & Dolph Ltd., Chicago. The label reads: Blended and Bottled by McConnell's Distillery Company, Proprietors Stromness Distillery, Orkney, Scotland. The Illinois tax stamp reads 1937.
Stromness distillery was located on the south-western part of Mainland Orkney and operated between 1817 and 1928. When whisky historian Alfred Barnard visited in the 1880s, he remarked that it was 'the most remote distillery in the Kingdom' producing 'Highland Malt', and the output was just 7000 gallons per year (at the time, neighbouring Highland Park produced 50000 gallons per year). The whisky was sold as 'Man O' Hoy', after one of the island's landmarks, and was renamed 'Old Orkney' when the distillery was reopened in 1878 by the MacPherson brothers after a period of closure. In the early 1900s, Stromness was acquired by J & J McConnell Ltd. (McConnell's Distillery Limited) who operated the distillery until economic conditions forced its closure in 1928. From there it was owned for a time by Booths Distilleries and was demolished in the 1940s.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear and damage to labels.
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.