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Locke's 25 Year Old Irish Whiskey Tim O'Connell, Cork, 1978 75cl
A bottle of Locke's 25 Year Old Irish Whiskey. The label is typewritten and appears to be cut by hand. It reads:
Locke's Irish Whiskey
25 Years Old
Courtesy of Tim O'Connell
This appears to be a private bottling of Locke's Irish Whiskey, bottled in 1978, which could mean it was distilled in the final years of Locke's distillery.
The distillery now known as Kilbeggan was founded in 1757 on the River Brosna, County Westmeath, Ireland. John Locke took over the distillery in 1843 and it remained in the Locke family for three generations. John Locke's granddaughters inherited the distillery in the early 1940s, but Prohibition and the economic depression of the previous decades forced them to sell the distillery in 1947. Production continued under new ownership until 1954 and the distillery was closed in 1957. With support from the local community, the distillery was converted to a museum 25 years later. Whiskey production resumed under the name Kilbeggan in 2007, and utilises a pot still which dates to the early 1800s, the oldest operational pot still in the world.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the label and cap.
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.
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.
Base of neck