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Dunville's Three Crowns Special Liqueur Whisky Bottled 1920s-1930s 5cl
A miniature bottle of Dunville's Three Crowns Special Liqueur Whisky, produced by Dunville & Co. Ltd., Belfast. We estimate this was bottled in the 1920s to 1930s.
Please note, there is no size or ABV stated on the label.
This bottle is from a large collection of miniatures purchased by the seller at an auction in 1979. The collection is mainly comprised of blended Scotch whiskies and single malts bottled in the first half of the 20th century.
Dunville & Co. was an Irish whisky and tea merchant founded in 1825 by John Dumvill. The company launched its best-known brand, VR (Victoria Regina), in 1837. In 1869, Dunville & Co, built the Royal Irish Distilleries in Belfast, which went on to employ 450 people and produce over 2.5 million gallons of whiskey per year at its peak.
The company survived Prohibition but failed to regain its market share in the US following the repeal. Although the company was still making a profit, Dunville & Co. was liquidated in 1936, selling off its assets over the following 12 years.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the labels and capsule.
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.