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22 October 2019

Doctors' Special Bottled 1920s-1930s - Robert McNish & Co. 5cl
Doctors' Special Bottled 1920s-1930s - Robert McNish & Co. 5cl
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Doctors' Special Bottled 1920s-1930s - Robert McNish & Co. 5cl

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Robert McNish & Co.

Blended Scotch Whisky


Brighton Collection



A miniature bottle of Doctors' Special Liqueur Cream Old Scotch Whisky, The Aristocrat of Blended Pure Scotch Whiskies. This was bottled by Robert McNish & Co. Limited, we estimate 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.

Robert McNish was a merchant of tea, tobacco and Scotch whisky who established his Glasgow shop in 1863. He understood that blended tea was more valuable than unblended, and sought to produce an appealing blended whisky as an alternative to the rougher malts available at the time. Grand Macnish became one of the worlds most enduring blended whisky brands and is still available today, produced by MacDuff international. The Doctors' Special blend was produced since at least the early 20th century and the labels carried a Doctor's Certificate asserting the high quality of the whisky.


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.

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Middle shoulder

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