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John Begg Gold Cap Bottled 1920s-1930s 5cl
22 October 2019
A miniature bottle of John Begg Gold Cap Oldest Matured Scotch whisky.
The label reads: Supplied to all the Royal Palaces for over 75 years
Under the royal warrant it states: By Appointment Since 1848
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.
John Begg is best known as the founder of Royal Lochnagar distillery, built in 1845 and awarded a royal warrant by Queen Victoria following a visit in 1848. After John Begg's death in 1880, the business was managed by his son Henry. The company established a bottling and blending base in Glasgow in 1906 and began to export worldwide. John Begg Limited was acquired by John Dewar & Sons in 1916 and then passed to DCL, though it continued to trade under the John Begg Name.
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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