Rare 1916 Irish Whiskey Bottle To Be Auctioned This Month
A bottle of a rare 1916 Irish Whiskey Allmans Pure Irish Pot Still Whiskey is expected to reach world record prices next April 19th when it will be auctioned for an estimated value of €6.000 to €10.000 by Adams.
This extremely scarce bottle of Irish Whiskey is 40 Under Proof (34% abv), fill level to shoulder, and still has its original level (worn). It might be the oldest unopened expression of Irish single pot still whiskey sold in modern times. Made in 1916 by the long gone Brandon Distillery in West Cork, and bottled by the also vanished Nuns Island Distillery in Galway, this bottle is a exemplary symbol of Ireland’s whiskey brewing heritage.
The bottle was discovered last year at an auction in London by a collector from Wexford named Willie Murphy, and it was originally distilled for Captain R.E. Palmer.
Single or pure pot whiskey is bach-distilled in a pot still and is a type of whiskey exclusively made in Ireland. Unlike regular single malts, which are made from 100 % malted barley, pure pot still whiskey combines malted and unmalted barley, giving a unique spicy character to the result.