Dating scotch bottle

When you remember that up to about 40 years ago, Haig Whisky was one of the most popular Scotch whiskies in the world it goes some way to explaining why so many bottles of Haig were given as special presents or gifts for significant birthdays or family events.

In the neck on the right notice how just below the collar the mold seam goes complete around the neck. Both of these medicine bottles look much like their earlier counterparts.

This closure can be found on Whisky and medicine bottles of the 1837-1940 period.

Much of the mail that I receive here at Haig is related to people from all over the world who have found or been bequeathed an old bottle of Haig Whisky and Haig Dimple and Haig Pinch in particular.

The picture below at the left shows an iron pontil on the base jof a historical flask circa 1865.

The middle picture shows an open pontil on the base of a cylindrical medicine bottle.

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