Re: Help with 1949 Knappogue Castle Whiskey
Thank you all so much for your help. I need to take a clearer picture of the 1949 label for the person who asked me to via pm, but for others who might be curious:
The place where the abv is listed originally said 92 Proof, and then it looks like someone used a typewriter to write \\\\\\\ across that and type 42% below. Another difference between it and the 1951 bottles I have is that the 1949 says 4/5 Quart (as opposed to 750 ml. on the 1951 bottles.)
The 1949 label reads
"A very special reserve of unblended, pot still, pure malt
36 years of age
put down in 1949
bottled in bond in 1985
bottle no 116 Cask No. 8
Produced exclusively for the Hon.
Mark Edwin Andrews
Knappogue Castle Co. Clare Ireland." (whereas the 1951 label reads "a very special reserve of pure pot still whiskey 36 years of age, etc.).
The number "36" the year "1959" and Cask No. "8" are all entered in by typewriter, and Bottle No. 116 is written in red pen.
The final differences I se are the shapes of the bottle (the 1949 is shorter and wider) and the label itself (the 1949 label is all black, where as "Knappogue Castle" and the Omnia Bona Bonis crest are gold on the 1951 label).
Thank you again for your help, and any other insights would be greatly appreciated.