Auction of an Irish Cassidy Monasterevin Whiskey and other collectibles
Distilled, where now with investment of the singer Bono a new whiskey distillery is to be created
A bottle of 1880s Cassidy & Co. Monasterevin Whiskey and other pieces from a collection will be auctioned on July 30 and 31, 2019 by the Irish auction house Victor Mee. This particular whiskey was made at Cassidy's Brewery and Distillery in Monasterevin, County Kildare, where the Cassidy family made beer and whiskey from 1784 to 1921. The auction house expects a sales price between 5,000 and 10,000 euros for this old Irish whiskey.
The collection of a Blackrock pub
"The Clermont Collection Rare Advertising, Pub Memorabilia and Architectural Fittings" is the title of the collection that will be auctioned by Victor Mee. It has been collected by Clermont Arms, a pub in Blackrock. The figurimes, advertising mirrors, whiskey bottles, confectionary cupboards, enamel advertising and other bar items were created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “This may be one of the rarest collections I have come across in over 40 years in the industry, the likes of this may never be seen again in Ireland. It is extremely rare to see a single owner collection like this on to the market. Typically, over time, mass collections like this are usually broken up, given to family members or forgotten about,” said auctioneer Victor Mee in a press release.
Highlights of the auction: a Cassidy whiskey and an old pot still
One of the showpieces of the collection is an old copper pot still from the early 20th century. It holds about 300 liters and is certainly a wonderful eye-catcher in every whiskey bar or private whiskey room. The other highlight is the already mentioned bottle of whiskey from Cassidy & Co. Monasterevin, which was produced in the former distillery of Monasterevin. This old Cassidy whiskey should not be confused with the Cassidy Whiskey, which was later produced by Cooleys for Marks & Spencer.
Bono helps to build a new whiskey distillery
At the birthplace of this whiskey soon the old craft is to be revived: The Dublin entrepreneur Paddy McKillen has renovated the old Ballykelly mill and with considerable financial and media support by the Irish singer Bono a distillery with visitor center and tastingrooms will be built. If you are interested in the Cassidy Whiskey, the pot still or another collector's item from the Clermont Collection, you will find the homepage of Victor Mee here.
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