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Locke's Kilbeggan 1946 34 Year Old Last Known Cask Bottled 1980 75cl / 42.3%
A bottle of Locke's Kilbeggan 34 Year Old Single Irish Whiskey, distilled on 1 March 1946 at the Locke's Distillery Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, and bottled at 42.3% ABV in March 1980 from the Last Known Cask.
This is bottle number 411 of 480 from cask number 35.
The distillery now known as Kilbeggan was founded in 1757 on the River Brosna, County Westmeath, Ireland. John Locke took over the distillery in 1843 and it remained in the Locke family for three generations. John Locke's granddaughters inherited the distillery in the early 1940s, but Prohibition and the economic depression of the previous decades forced them to sell the distillery in 1947. Production continued under new ownership until 1954 and the distillery was closed in 1957. With support from the local community, the distillery was converted to a museum 25 years later. Whiskey production resumed under the name Kilbeggan in 2007, and utilises a pot still which dates to the early 1800s, the oldest operational pot still in the world.
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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.