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Highland Queen 10 Year Old Vatted Scotch Whisky Bottled 1920s-1930s - Macdonald & Muir 5cl
22 October 2019
A miniature bottle of Old Vatted Highland Queen 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky, bottled by Macdonald & Muir. We estimate this was bottled between 1927 and the mid 1930s.
The label reads: The basis of this Whisky is the matured products of two of the finest Malt Distilleries in the Scottish Highlands, Glen Moray-Glenlivet and Glenmorangie Ross-shire of which we are the proprietors. It is therefore unchanging. Judiciously blended with these are selections from other famous Scotch Whisky Distilleries, chosen with a view to flavour, delicacy and above all Harmony. These facts are your guarantee of Consistently High Quality.
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.
Macdonald & Muir was established in 1893 by Roderick Macdonald and Alexander Muir. Working out of Queen's Dock, Leith, the company named its flagship blend Highland Queen, as Mary Queen of Scots had landed at Leith Harbour when she returned to Scotland from France in 1561. The blend proved popular and was soon sold as far afield as Egypt, Scandinavia, South America and the Far East. After World War I, the company acquired several subsidiaries, notably Glen Moray-Glenlivet Distillery Co. and Glenmorangie Distillery Co., which the family firm owned until 2004.
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.