who can help?
Whilst clearing my girlfriends grandmother's house recently we found a bottle of blended whiskey. I know nothing about it other than it looks old! It was blended, bottled and sold by a company called John Lukey and Sons from Dover, England. there is no date on the bottle. I have done my own internet research but have found no listings of their actual products, only a little of the family business importing wines and spirits.
The label states that it is a ''Gold Medal Blend'' and was awarded the gold medal at the Bordeaux Exposition in 1907 and that its 70% proof. Would it be safe to assume that it is from around the early 1900's??
Also at the bottom of the label is the ''Analysis'' this reads:
I hereby certify that i have submitted to a careful chemical analysis a sample of Lukey's blend of scotch whiskey as sold by them, which i find to be a stimulant of very excellent character produced from the finest scotch whiskies only, and thoroughly matured by age. It contains a considerable proportion of ethers in solution, which inpart to it an appetising flavour and aroma, and largly improve the qualities of the whiskey. I can bear testimony as to the high class nature of this spirit.
GRANVILLE H. SHARPE, F.C.S &C,, Analyst
I have photos of the label and the bottle, although i am strugling to get them onto this forum. maybe if anyone can help i could email them.
I hope someone can help me, thanks, Ash
Ash - send your photos directly to me - Joanne at CCIN.com - Please be sure to put WHISKY.com Photos in the subject line.
Be sure they're clear so we can read the label.
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