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Lot 98596

Buchanan's Black & White Spring Cap - The Real Christmas Spirit Bottled 1930s - Christmas Gift Box 2 x 75cl / 40%

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James Buchanan & Co.

Blended Scotch Whisky





A festive wooden gift box containing two bottles of Black & White Scotch Whisky, sealed with spring cap closures. We estimate these were bottled in the 1930s.

The labels carry royal warrants by appointment to HM The King and HRH The Prince of Wales.

The back labels read: Black & White - Select Committee - At the British and Foreign Spirits Select Committee, appointed by Government in 1890, the Chief Analytical Chemist of the Government (Dr Bell, C B) spoke in terms of high appreciation of a sample of our Scotch Whisky, saying: 'From the general fine character of the sample there is reason to believe that it has been warehoused for many years, etc.' Fifteen years later the Medical Magazine (October 1905) said: 'The statement made by Dr Bell is as true to-day as it was then.' For more than 30 years to date (Jan. 1936) a leading expert has reported every month without exception, 'that the analytical figures are normal, and that the taste and flavour are of the usual high order.'


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the box and damage to the wrapping paper. The original nails are included to re-close the box.

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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