John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

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John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

Postby MaltMartin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:47 pm

Hello everybody,

Based in NL I really enjoy new and old Irish whiskey's.

For our Dutch Whisky Club Magazine I'm writing an article on Bow Street Distillery including tasting notes of some old John Jameson.

So I got this John Jameson 10yo Egan bottling (probably from the 1930's-1940's), which I'm gonna taste for the article. One thing that strikes me is that the bottom of the bottle states 'Cork Distilleries Co'! The shape of the bottle is definitely the same of Paddy's 10yo from the same era. See images below.

The only reason I can think of is that Egan ran out of Bow Street bottles and used a (new or second-hand?) occasional CDC bottle for filling instead. I always learnt that Bow Street Distillery only made use of carefully selected wine merchants for selling their whiskey. They probably would not have approved their whiskey filled in a bottle of one of their biggest competitors ;)

I was wondering, if any of you have ever seen this before. Is this a rare exception or was it common in the old days to mix up bottles from other distilleries with each other?

Happy to hear!

Martin
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Re: John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

Postby Raven » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:04 am

Hi Martin,

Common at the time. Nobody passed any heed.Nowadays it is a case if
you are getting a pint in a pub then the barman has to serve Murphy,s in a
Murphy' s glass etc. At that time it was the measurement that was important
not the bottle as everything was recycled back into use! Enjoy the tasting!
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Re: John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:05 pm

I'd like to hear you thoughts on the Jameson 10 year old. It's a lovely rich colour.

As Raven says it's not unusual to use others bottles. The marketing industry didn't have as much influence at the time.
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Re: John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

Postby MaltMartin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:46 pm

Thanks gentlemen for your reaction. Very uselful for the article.

I will upload a tasting note (in English) on WhiskyBase in the next few weeks.

Happy to share some of the Jameson 10y in exhange for an interesting pre-1975 PPS sample. Just send me a pm.

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Re: John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

Postby TheWhiskeyBro » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:36 am

That bottle looks like it is 1952 'LVII' so the contents would have been filled that decade
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Re: John Jameson 10 years old in CDC bottle?

Postby varizoltan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:10 pm

TheWhiskeyBro wrote:That bottle looks like it is 1952 'LVII' so the contents would have been filled that decade


maybe 1957?
LVII=57
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