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King's Ransom Scotch Whisky 1960s

King Ransom, Glenforres Glenlivet Blend, Square Bottle

Provenance: Hartleys, 11/18/2016

King's Ransom, was at one time the most expensive whisky in the world and was rumored present when Stalin, Churchill and Truman signed the Potsdam Conference after the Second World War. We estimate this older bottle to be from the 1960s.
$ 339.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage Non-vintage
Classification Scotch
Fill level Mid shoulder
Shape Square bottle


By the time Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World, religious orders in Scotland and Ireland had established a blooming whisky industry. In Scotland in 1494 Friar John Cor received a shipment of malt, “wherewith to make aqua vitae.” While the monks used distillation to produce beverages for religious rites, Cor’s delivery was large enough to produce some 1,500 bottles, indicating that whisky distillation had already transcended the spiritual world and entered the secular.

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