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talisker 1940-1957 - wolverhampton & dudley - sherry cask

Lot ID: 0818/358

1 bottle talisker 1940 - 1957. rare old liqueur whisky. sherry cask. bottle by wolverhampton & dudley breweries ltd. park brewery, wolverhampton. short red branded screw cap. no box. no capacity stated. 70 proof. level in neck. marks and torn label. an almost imaginary bottle of talisker whisky. from our research, this was distilled at carbost, isle of skye in february 1940 and filled into sherry casks that were left to mature for at least 17 years until it was bottled in march 1957. this bottle along with an identical example which can also be found in this sale was given to the vendor by their father over 30 years ago. they have been stored in what we assume could be their original wooden crate. the vendor believes that their father purchased a whole case of 12 and consumed 10 of them over the years.  it was very common back in the day for breweries to bottle scotch whisky under their own label. these sort of whiskies rarely made it out of the town where they were supplied. they often made their way into local pubs, groceries and private households where they were consumed. i imagine a local artist design the very quirky and original label which states it's a rare old liqueur 70 proof and interestingly quotes ''it's a fine speerit the talisker; there's no a petter made''. the label design itself is nothing like you see today; even the top of the cap is branded with fide de fortitudine meaning fath & fortitude. the liquid itself i can only imagine will be remarkable; talisker from this period is virtually non-existent and those who have ever tasted any of the g&m bottlings from the 1940s will agree these will be equally as stunning if not better. a once in a lifetime opportunity! 

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