Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 7, 2015

Artifact of the Week. THE CREAM OF HIGHLAND WHISKIES “MY QUEEN” JUBILEE BLEND, 1887.

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This stone whisky bottle contained “My Own” Jubilee Blend from Thom & Cameron Rectifiers, 93 Cheapside St., Glasgow.  The whisky was bottled to mark Queen Victoria’s Jubilee year, 1887.

In 1888 they boasted that their “Scottish Standard” old Highland whisky was “…a magificent liquor, the most matured that can be obtained, absolutely pure, and quite unsurpassed as a thoroughly worthy representative of the finest Highland stills. (www.glasgowestaddress.co.uk/1888_Book/Thom_&_Cameron)

The bottle is 20 cm tall with a base of 14.5 cm.  The unglazed base is impressed:

-ort-Dundas  Glasgow  ___York

The whisky belonged to John G.G. Snetsinger (1833 – 1909), MPP for Cornwall and Cornwall Township, 1872 – 1879 and MP for Stormont County, 1896 – 1900.

The now empty jug was donated to the Museum by Miss Mary Mack in 1957.

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