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Issue 71 - Ask the expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 71
April 2008


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I am a representative from a liquor board in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have a customer who owns a bottle of Haig Dimple which he believes dates back to the early part of the 20th century.The owner is getting on in years and he has asked me whether this is an item that would be appropriate to offer as an auction item.

Given your expertise in collectables, I am seeking your counsel on whether it is a worthwhile endeavour for the gentleman, and if you may have an idea as to the bottle's worth.

Many thanks in advance.


I think the Haig Dimple is from the 1950s and 1960s so at auction would fetch between £40 – £60.

We have formed our own small company as a hobby in order to market our own whiskies in Sweden.We are very interested in all kinds of Scotch Whisky.We have a ceramic flagon wewould like you to give us some information on. It is a dumpy ceramic with dark blue glaze on the top part with a red seal over the cork stopper, the main part of the ceramic is in a white glaze with Grant's Deluxe Scotch in red letters, the Glenfiddich & Balvenie Distilleries Dufftown, Scotland,. Blended & Bottled By William Grant & Sons Ltd. in black letters 26 2/3 Fl.ozs 86 U.S.Proof.We would like any information you could give us on this flagon.

U.Gustafsson, Stockholm, Sweden.

What a great way to honour Scotch whisky. The ceramic you have was produced by William Grant & Sons Ltd in the very early 1970s. It was the first of its kind to be marketed by Grants, and ...

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