Antiquery (sp?) anyone have any info?

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hearts151
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Antiquery (sp?) anyone have any info?

Postby hearts151 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:54 pm

A Regular in the pub I work in was telling me he has 4 bottles of it that he got 25 years ago and they are 20-30 years old making the oldest distilled in the 1950s!
A quick google seemed to suggest it is a liquer? Does anyone else have any information about this whisky and what it's worth might be (said i'd find out for him)

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Re: Antiquery (sp?) anyone have any info?

Postby Onefortheditch » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:58 am

The Antiquary is made by the Tomatin Distillery and can be bought in 8YO, 12YO, 21YO and 1977 expressions. It is a blend I like very much and I have a bottle open just now. :thumbsup:

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Re: Antiquery (sp?) anyone have any info?

Postby FirewallXL5 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:21 pm

hearts151 wrote:A Regular in the pub I work in was telling me he has 4 bottles of it that he got 25 years ago and they are 20-30 years old making the oldest distilled in the 1950s!
A quick google seemed to suggest it is a liquer?


Not a liqueur but a respectable de-luxe blend in a nice diamond shaped bottle.

If your pub regular friend got them 25 years ago then they predate the Tomatin/Japanese connection as the brand was only sold off by Utd Distilllers in 1995. Prior to that it was a DCL (Distillers Coy.) brand which goes way back. (I had an empty bottle at one time which I meant to convert into a table lamp but never did!)

J&W Hardie (named on the label) were licensees of BenRomach distillery and a subsidiary of Wm sanderson (VAT69). The DCL structure was complicated. In those days I don't think the whisky ever carried an age statement so it's unlikely to be much more than 8 years old. In the 1980's it was revamped & acquired a 12yo age statement.

Unlikely to have great collector value I'd have thought....


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