Border Blend Whisky Oak Barrel

£450.00

Period: Categories: , Ref: 24667

Product Description

Circa 1870, the oak staved barrel is held in place by 8 copper bandings.  At the top there is a small opening in brass for filling the barrel and a white metal tap to the front. There is a wonderful cast border depicting thistles and thistle heads. With a central heraldic shield in French, roughly translating as: ‘Border Blend’ Famous whisky by J. Shiels – Spirits Trader in Kelso, Scotland – Mixing the best – Whiskys Distilled in Scotland. The unusual barrel could have been made in France and it is a rare piece.

Dimensions:

  • 40 cm high x 29 cm diameter

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