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    Posted 2 years ago

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    2nd 'fun thing' from today's haul to show.

    I'll havta rely on all y'all "bottle experts" (which I am *not* one of?!) to help me find out what it really is, but it looks like an elderly Scotch bottle to me. Measuring about 8" tall and 4" square, it has lettering on one side reading "HOUSE OF LORDS WHISKY" and "WILLIAM WHITELEY LEITH SCOTLAND" on the other. Lettering in a circle around its neck reads "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" which suggests to me that it has some extra age to it...? Its underside reads "WILLIAM WHITELEY & Co LEITH SCOTLAND" also with "S 31" & "3" on there. All the lettering is molded (?) 'raised' to its surfaces.

    A cursory Google glance just now also suggests that the distillery might very well be still 'in business' today but, quite frankly, I've never been a "Scotch" whisky person (preferring Kentucky bourbon instead) so I really don't know about that either...?? ;-) :-)

    COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS/ETC are WELCOMED, should anybody really be able to tell me anything more about it?!! :-) :-) :-)

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      THANKS SO KINDLY to yougottahavestuff, Watchsearcher, fortapache, Newfld, Brunswick, bobby725. WesternPA-Collector, Nicefice, bottle-bud, & jscott0363 for stopping by and having a <love it> look!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

      This bottle was actually found with a little group of other (less interesting) 'decanter bottles' (still awaiting their trip thru the dishwasher) with a little glass stopper in it which likely never was meant to be there. (in fact I think I found the little cruet today that the stopper should be with?) Instead, I'd imagine it first had an actual cork stopper, probably with a 'tax stamp' over it, and maybe paper labels on its flat sides. Am I correct that its 'Federal Law Prohibits...' designation might date it somewheres between the end of "prohibition" and the 1950's or so??
    2. nabinnyc nabinnyc, 9 months ago
      I found one of these on Bottle Beach on a trip to Dead Horse bay over the weekend with my son. Yours is in better shape. It's a good lookin old timey bottle fit for a future art project for me. Just curious of its origins also. Ever find anything out?

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