Ancient John Jameson & Son bottle - age?
I recently purchased this bottle from the gentleman who discovered the Spencer Penrose whiskey cache, and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about the age of the bottle? The label is slightly different from the other Jameson bottles I've seen from the Penrose estate, as this label says nothing of the volume or strength, and it simply says "SOLE AGENTS" instead of "BOTTLED BY THE SOLE AGENTS FOR THE U.S.A." The bottle is apparently made from a 3-piece mold, which I've read could date a bottle from 1880 to 1910 (if the seam does runs to the top of the neck but not onto the lip of the bottle). Also, he bottle top also has a collar with a wedge ring, as opposed to having a single tapered collar, and has a gold capsule instead of a reddish one. For a comparison, see the following link:
The bottom of the bottle has the following marks:
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Hi there...we're looking into this :)
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Our contact from Jameson told us..."Very hard to be definitive on this. As pointed out the label has some differences to the other bottles that I have seen from the Spencer Penrose cache. Also there seems to be different bottle types used, maybe quite a normal practice at this time. Our guess at the time when I saw the first bottle was that it dated from around c.1915, which would mean that the whiskey would have been distilled at the turn of the last century."
Thanks for the information and for looking into this, Jojo!
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