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Issue 76 - Ask the expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 76
November 2008

 

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Some time ago I found this really nice old whisky decanter. It is gallon Watsons Dundee Whisky, which shows a picture of a Highlander throwing a big rock.Well I have read a bit on the web, and I know it has to be from around 1900 – 1920.

Does anyone collect these decanters,and what do you think it might be worth?

B Romo,Copenhagen,Denmark Your stoneware decanter would have been made by Port Dundas Pottery Co. Ltd., 66 Bishops Street, Port Dundas, Glasgow. There are collectors of stoneware decanters, also collectors of Watsons of Dundee Whisky memorabilia.

In good condition your decanter should sell for £90 – £120 at auction in the United Kingdom.

My boyfriend received a bottle of Old Fitzgerald as a gift for helping an old gentleman move and we are looking for estimates on its worth. I was wondering if you may guide me in the direction of who might know.

Thank you in advance for your time.

M.Whitehouse,Boston, U.S.A.

Your Old Fitzgerald, Kentucky straight bourbon was distilled and bottled by Stitzel – Weller Distillery, Louisville, Kentucky, in the fall of 1962, 6 Years Old, 100 Proof. Bottled in a white Monticello Decanter.

I think collectors of bourbon would pay £90 – £120 for this decanter.

Would you be so kind as to give me the value of a bottle of whisky my Grandfather has? It is a Macallan 25 Years Old anniversary bottle in a wooden presentation box.

It was distilled in 1958.Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

S Johnson...

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