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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:08 pm    Post subject: Distillery label on typewriter Reply with quote

Hi people

I have a bottle of 1920 Glen Grant. Bit weird though.

Bottled at the distillery for a Private customer and the label is typed?? on ye old typewriter

I have a letter with it from Glen grant confirming its authenticity

Do you think it would sell at auction or would it be a poor unwanted ugly duckling??

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's interesting. If it's anything to go by I'd like to buy it as a piece of interesting history. I have no idea what the interest would be from a wider audience. Could you post a picture just out of interest? It sounds really cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you any images of the bottle and letter?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d love to have a bottle like that!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long have you had this bottle and where did you get if from, where has it been all these years?
How do you know the letter from Glen Grant is authentic, who has signed this letter, was it the distillery manager or someone else?

some pictures would be useful of the label, cork/spring cap , foil, bottom of glass bottle etc

Being polite if you have just got the bottle it will need authenticating first if you do not know it's history and being completely honest, if it is that old provenance will be difficult. but not impossible/

The letter of authenticity is also not typical for the time,are there any cask details on it, can you provide a photo?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bottle was from an old gent in Tomintoul. He was 80 and that was 30 years ago.
Glen Grant employed archivists at one point in the 1990's and they produced the written notes to confirm the bottlings.
I also obtained a ledger showing the purchase and sale of barrels of spirit from the distilleries of Glen Grant, Livet and Tomintoul. All hand written from the 1940's. All very interesting,
Thanks for the responses gents

I have the whisky in a bank. Will post a picture when I can.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Icelander wrote:
The bottle was from an old gent in Tomintoul. He was 80 and that was 30 years ago.
Glen Grant employed archivists at one point in the 1990's and they produced the written notes to confirm the bottlings.
I also obtained a ledger showing the purchase and sale of barrels of spirit from the distilleries of Glen Grant, Livet and Tomintoul. All hand written from the 1940's. All very interesting,
Thanks for the responses gents

I have the whisky in a bank. Will post a picture when I can.


During the period stated (1990's), Glen Grant was owned by Chivas Brothers. Chivas did indeed employ an archivist at one time, primarily to set up a Chivas archive. However, the remit may have extended to other brands within the group.
The Marketing and PR Dept at Strathisla Distillery may be able to tell you more.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would definitely sell at auction, by what's been discussed here there is already interest, I'd buy it too. Just depends where your nearest auction house is, you can ask for a valuation. Or send the story and pics to the auction house if you can't visit in person.

Send the same info to the distillery, they'd be interested to read, plus you coukd get another more recent verification dated now.

It's certainly no ugly duckling if the story is verified, sounds brilliant!

Before I buy it, I'd need to see it haha. Wonder what details are written on label.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The label has the guys name, year, and proof ... oh and obviously its in fluid ounces
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