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Can anyone identify this whiskey?

Postby dgsdgs » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Hi Everyone,

Its proving a challenge to identify this whiskey and any information about the whiskey, bottlers, etc. If any anyone fancies a bit of detective work and comes up with any iinformation it would be much appreciated.

As you can see in the photograph the label is a little distressed

Thanks in anticipation

DGS
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Re: Can anyone identify this whiskey?

Postby bredman » Sat May 04, 2013 1:52 am

I don't.
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Re: Can anyone identify this whiskey?

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat May 04, 2013 1:07 pm

I agree with bredman it’s not Black Dog. The wording ‘of Eire’ indicates it’s an Irish whiskey, the fact that the strength is given in degrees proof points towards it being pre 1980, which I suppose it not much help. A photo of the bottle closure might help in placing it in some kind of time frame.

The only other indication to its identity could be in the letters GA, if the next letter after the A is an N and the letter before the G is another A, which from the shape of the markings they might be, then it could be the blended Irish whiskey O’Kanagan, but I could be totally wrong.
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Re: Can anyone identify this whiskey?

Postby Brgreat5 » Wed May 22, 2013 11:05 pm

I can't identify, but hopefully can give a few pointers.

It probably reads "Product/Produce of Eire"

Eire was the official name of Ireland until 1949, although continued to be used in the UK for a considerable period after.

CCL is Coverdale & Co Ltd ans is a UK bottler. (had a patent between 1956-60)

Normally these whiskeys are blended Irish whiskeys and unattributable to any single distillery. Recommend you pop it open and taste it.

Proof is normally pre-1980s, whilst under proof is normally 1960s or earlier.
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