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White Horse Bottled 1921 - Mackie & Company Distillers Ltd. 5cl
22 October 2019
A miniature bottle of White Horse blended Scotch whisky, bottled by Mackie & Company Distillers Ltd., Lagavulin Distillery, Isle of Islay, and Glenlivet District. This was bottled in 1921.
The label carries a royal warrant by appointment to His Majesty The King.
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.
The Mackie family had been the owners of Lagavulin distillery since it was purchased by blender John Logan Mackie in 1865. Mackie & Company Distillers was established around 1890. In 1891, John Logan's nephew Peter registered the name White Horse Cellar for their flagship blend, named after an Edinburgh coaching inn owned by the Mackie family. When Peter Mackie died in 1924 (by then Sir Peter Mackie), the company name was changed to White Horse Distillers Ltd. In 1926, bottles of White Horse were fitted with screw caps, removing the need for corkscrews, and sales doubled in six months. The company was purchased by Distillers Company Limited in 1927.
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.