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“Usquaebach” blended scotch is back in circulation

January 19th, 2009

Ever since the late 1980s, when I started getting into scotch, I always remembered the Usquaebach blended scotch in the really cool flagon. I also remember how expensive it was. (As I recall, it was pushing $100 way back then.) Close to a decade ago, I remember that the brand expanded by adding a less expensive blend, in addition to a blended (vatted) malt whisky.

Due to an illness of the brand owner, the brand disappeared from the market for years. But I just received an email this morning from the new brand owner. The whisky is now back on the market here in the U.S., in three different versions, in New York and New Jersey. I expect this to expand in the future.

Here’s some of the email that the brand rep. sent me. It gives an interesting background on the brand, for those who are interested.

“Usquaebach” (Oos: Ke: Bah) was derived from the ancient Gaelic phrase, “uisge beatha” meaning water of life, from which the word “whisky” is derived. Usquaebach, once reserved only for royalty, aristocrats, and notables, was first introduced in the United States at the 1969 presidential inauguration.

The origin of Usquaebach traces back to the early 16th century, during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. Robert Burns immortalized it in his poem, Tam O’Shanter, with the line “Wi Usquaebae, we’ll face the de’il (devil)”. Usquaebach’s written tradition, however, has been traced back (Christie’s – London) to March 28, 1768

Usquaebach has gone through several incarnations since it was first created in 1768. From 1768 to 1842 it was single malt. Between 1842 and 1904 it became a vatted Scotch whisky (a blend of single malts, often from different years from the same distiller, but never any grain whisky). Then, in 1904, it became a ‘malt-rich’ blend, where 85% of the blend was malt whisky and 15% was grain whisky. An American company, 12 Stone Flagons bought the distillery in 1973. Starting in the 1980s they began to release a line of aged Highland Single Malt whiskies to broaden their product base. Though it may be a ‘changeling’, the Original is still and always has been the company’s flagship.

Cobalt Brands now owns it and it is back in production. It is currently available in the United States, currently distributed in the NY/NJ area

There are three products available:
Usquaebach Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
Usquaebach 15 Year Old Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Usquaebach Stone Flagon Blended Scotch Whisky

74 Responses to ““Usquaebach” blended scotch is back in circulation”

  1. Ethan Prater says:

    What distillery are they talking about here?

    “An American company, 12 Stone Flagons bought the distillery in 1973.”

    I had assumed from the earlier text that this brand came from purchased whiskies, not its own distillery.

  2. John Hansell says:

    Ethan, I’m with you on this one. I think they meant to say they bought the company, but I’m waiting for them to respond.

  3. Iain says:

    With respect to the brand rep, this is all a bit silly.

    According to the text, “Usquaebach has gone through several incarnations since it was first created in 1768. ” But this marketing spiel utterly confuses (one spelling of) the Gaelic name for whisky with one particular brand, known as Usquaebach. Neither Scotch whisky nor the brand itself was “first created in 1768″, and I can guarantee that neither Christies (?) in 1768 nor Robert Burns ever heard of this brand!

    As far as I’m aware, the brand once belonged to Douglas Laing.

    There was no Scotch whisky distillery called Usquaebach in 1973, so I’m not sure what 12 Stone Flagons might have purchased back then…

    John, I think you should ask Cobalt just where they got their information!

  4. John Hansell says:

    Looks like there are a lot of flaws in the press release. I have an inquiry out to them. I also asked if the formula has changed. No response yet. Still, it’s good to see the brand back on the shelf again. Hopefully the whisky is good too.

  5. Harold Halldorson says:

    I have an old original unopened decanter of Usquaebach in the original velvet packaging. The seal is not broken. I bought it 15 years ago from a young lady who’s father owned an old bar. Any value, or don’t open it, or drink it? Just looking it up on the internet. H

  6. Dave Marker says:

    I had an incredible day with the owner of Twelve Stone Flagons in 1980. His name is Stanley J. Stankiwicz. From what I can tell from this blog, he was not in good health and eventually sold the company. Spent a day on his boat and drinking Usquaebach. I have a miniature that reads, “The Grand Whisky of the Highlands . . . Usquaebach . . . Blended Scotch Whisky.” I am going to share my story at an “Open That Bottle Night” event tonight. I wish I had spent more time learning about Usquaebach and the company when we were together. Can anyone share some history with me? Thank you.

  7. D Snyder says:

    Where canI get some Usquaebach in Florida

  8. D Shuman says:

    I used to buy a bottle every year on my birthday. Im about to turn 50 and am saddened to hear the old stone bottle filled with the water of life will not be with me this year. Unless Harold will sell cheaply ;)

  9. T Seward says:

    I am engaged to Stanley and Carol Stankiwicz’s son Dariusz. I’ve read several things here and thought that we should speak out.

    It is with deep regret and sadness that we informa all of you that Carol passed away in November 2000 and Stanley passed away in November 2001. However, he didn’t sell the company.

    As a matter of fact Lori L. Werder (Carol’s brother James’ Wife) is currently the President of the company which is now located in Henderson, NV. (It was in Pittsburgh, PA) The website is now:

    Stone Flagon Whisky, LLC.
    http://www.stoneflagon.com/

    If there is anyone that would like to know more information about the history of the company, Dariusz & I would be happy to share with all of you. We thank all of you who had the honor of meeting his parents. They are greatly missed.

    • John Hansell says:

      We worked with them. They attended our festivals (WhiskyFest) with their products. Hopefully we can make contact with Lori and continue the relationship. Thank you for posting.

  10. T Seward says:

    You’re very welcome. We are happy to help

  11. Dariusz J. Stankiwicz says:

    Hello this is Dariusz J. Stankiwicz thwe son of Stanley J. Stankiwicz the proud once owner of Twelve Stone Flagons and Usquaebach. I am sickin to hear your comments about my father and his company, dont get me wrong there were a few comments that i like. But if anybody wants to hear the true story about how my father obtained Usqueabach you can E-Mail me at DereKStankiwicz@hotmail.com

    • Daniel Garmus says:

      Dariusz,

      I’m sure you don’t remember me, but my name is Daniel Garmus. My wife, Lori and I use to live directly across the street from your parent’s Usquaebach office/house on Bailey Avenue in Pittsburgh. We now live in Arizona. We use to come over to your parent’s place for parties during the holidays where there was always an endless supply of Usquaebach and cigars.

      I’ll never forget sitting on my porch watching your parents stop traffic to pull their giant RV into the small driveway. I was very sorry to see both your parents pass so close together. They were really great people. I don’t know if you have been back to Pittsburgh since then, but sadly the office/house on Bailey was torn down shortly after you all left and luxury condo’s went up in its place. We always wondered what happened to you and your sister. I am happy to hear you are doing well. Congratulations, it sounds like you are or will be getting married soon. Hopefully your Dad left you the Usquaebach company.

      Take care,

      Daniel

  12. Barbara says:

    So my father use to have a bottle of usquaebach blended scotch whisky and would like to buy one for him for his bday. Does anyone have information regardinfg purchasing a second bottle?

  13. James Guthrie says:

    Hi There I managed to purchase three silver elite 25yr old and two Gold 50yr old flagons.I t was the last of the supply from a shop in Freeport Bahamas.These bottles are still in the Clear cases and sealed.I wonder what the real value is can anyone put a price on them.

    Regards James Guthrie.

  14. Randy Welch says:

    I found a bottle, flagon, of Usquabach “Blended Scotch Whisky” in my Dad’s liquor cabinet when he passed away in 1997. It had obviously been there for quite some time. We opened it a few weeks ago to try it. The cork had dried out but obviously that made no difference. A friend who was with me and is a scotch aficionado told me this was the smoothest scotch he had ever had. I dole it out a small amount at a time. I have no idea of the value of the bottle but if the cost is anywhere equal to the look on the faces of my scotch drinking friends, it must be very costly.

  15. Eileen says:

    I am looking for a distributor in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

  16. Todd says:

    There is an unopened bottle on ebay for the next few days.

  17. Joseph & Ellen says:

    We opened our last bottle at our Son’s wedding. That was a while ago. We haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Where can we get some more?

  18. Chap says:

    John, I missed this post when it first came around; found it when Googling Twelve Stone Flagons. You’ve convinced me to not hoard bottles forever, but I have one bottle of the good stuff I bought when I got commissioned, and will open it when I retire from the military.

    I’ve learned a lot about whisky since I last had this dram, but it was to many folks I shared previous bottles with “the smoothest I’ve ever had”. Only the stoneware jug was like that, and I have no idea how they did it. I tried other expressions of the vatted malt, but none were near as good as that one.

    Great to hear the company’s still alive!

  19. Brett Sanderson says:

    I found a btl of the 15 year highland malt randomly and loved it. I googled the name and found this site to find its truth and you came up, it is great. I have never tasted something so smooth. There is one more btl where I got this one from and I will get it and save it. By the way if the cork is stuck and I have to doctor its way out how much factor does light and shipping play on the taste alc % .
    Thanks, Brett

  20. zoinkss@yahoo.com says:

    I have a Crystal Decanter of Usquaebach from I believe 1970s. It is in velvet and unopened. I am interested in any information of its value. Above there was a Harold Halldorson who had a bottle as well. Did you find anything? Please email me if you can.

  21. Tammy says:

    We have a beige decanter jug looking bottle in a velvet red holder. My father in law passed this down to my then small son. He signed it and we put it away for safe keeping. HURRICAINE IKE had different plans for it’s contents.
    The bottle appears to be unharmed.. but the contents are missing. The seal wet, the cork looks bad. I am wondering how the contents were gone, i was thinking intruders. But whatever the reason… Hurricaine IKE claimed it’s contents.
    Sadly I thought this would be easier to replace than it is.
    I FOUND ONE BOTTLE for $700 on ebay. Sigh. I had planeed on replacing the bottle and put it in the signed velvet canister until my son was old enough to have it. ( he is 12 in 2010).
    THAT is so far out of my range.
    QUESTION IS…..
    If i can not replace the bottle… what can I replace the contents with that was IN this particular bottle.?
    Thank you so much!
    Tammy
    Txtwang77@sbcglobal.net

  22. Debbie says:

    I am very interested in purchasing some. Could you please give me the names and phone #’s of the distributors in Ny & NJ.

    Very much appreciated.

  23. Ron Wilson says:

    I knew the owner of 12 Stone Flagons. Pittsburgh. He said he was a US sales rep for the distillery. After family “in fighting” – again, from what he told me, he purchased it. He said it was served at Nixon’s inauguration. In any event – I like the Stone Flagon, the premium. I was told the Crystal was essentially the same brew – just a more expensive presentation. It is apparently returning. I’ll be able to compare it to the original! It was one of my favorites – I enjoyed it more than most of my singles.

  24. Laura says:

    I am saddened to learn of the passing of Stanley and Carol. I knew them both very well shortly after Twelve Stone Flagons, Ltd. came to exist. Was with Stanley every day for several years when times were heading to the good side and then tumbling to the bad. When the children were first adopted and their springer dog was still alive. Stanley always enjoyed telling a good story and traveling the world. If anyone would like to hear a few stories regarding Stanley, Carol and/or Twelve Stone Flagons, Ltd. let me know. I could probably write a book. By the way, there was more than Usquaebach at Twelve Stone Flagons, Ltd.

    • Tabatha Seward says:

      Laura I would love to hear stories about Stanley & Carol Stankiwicz, I am engaged to their son Dariusz we have a son and I am putting a book together so that our son will know his grandparents he unfortunately will not be able to meet. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at TCrimJustice@Live.com I thank you for your time, it is much appreciated.

  25. gerald says:

    Back in 1992 when I was in my residency a drug rep. took us out to dinner one night and we were served Usquaebach out of its stoneware jug. He would purchase a case at a time and store it behind the bar at his favorite restaurant. Prior to that time scotch, regardless of its price or fame was no friend to my palate. After having a couple, maybe a little more, I was hooked. I bought a jug and put it away, after several moves I just found it tonight. Logged on to this website. I’ve had my share of scotch since then and I can honestly say that Usquaebach out of that stoneware jug was the best scotch I have ever had, I’m glad I got to drink it, but wished I never had

  26. David Lewis says:

    Hi everyone,

    I happen to be a sales rep in New Jersey and sell the 12yr , 15 yr and 20yr flagon to retail stores throughout New Jersey…

    Please shoot me an email telling me the area in which you live or if you want to purchase it in quantity, we can arrange it with one of our retailers…

    Oh, it it absolutely amazing to drink!!!

    • What is your best quess as to what a sealed crock of this Scotch will sell for. I just happen to have one. jljohnson3724@comcast.net

    • Brian says:

      Where can I get the Flagons????? I recently was able to get a bottle presented to members of Nixons first inaguration.

      If there are any stores in NJ or Fl carring this please let me know.

      Thank you

    • Barry Johnson says:

      Hello David, can you suggest how I can get a case of “Usquaebach Original” (or today’s eqivalent)? I live in Toronto, Canada. “Halpern Wines” in Toronto (agent is Stefan Pernu; phone 647-403-9463) used to be, perhaps still is, the Canadian distributor. Thanks, Barry

    • brian Benjamin says:

      Can you tell me if you have anyone selling U in the Red Bank/Rumson area. Glad to see its back. Ive been hoarding what i had in reserve.

    • Frank Vamos says:

      would love to buy a few Btl’s please let me know

  27. Brian says:

    Is this for real? Does anyone know where it is available. Sorry, Im a beer guy, but this is the greatest drink on earth, thus the water of life. My father in law turned me onto Usequebach. Hes getting on in yrs and well ….. it is St Pattys day.

    Please I have folks searching GB lookign for some. My stash is down to the last 2 Flaggons. If anyone has any news please email me. Thank you

    Brian@tworivermortgage.com

  28. If you need a couple of flagons from Richard Nixon’s inagural I have two well preserved and unopened. Contact me at ECBphotography@embarqmail.com.

  29. I have one unopened and sealed crock that I might be persuaded to part with. This is what is printed on the crock: Old-Rare; The Grand Whisky of the Highlands; USQUAEBACH, Blended Scotch Whisky, Over 225 years of tradition, 43% vol., 750 ml. Blended and Bottled for Twelve Stone Flagons Ltd. by TSF (Overseas) Edinburgh EH6 7 JL Scotland, Produce of Scotland. Make an offer at – jljohnson3724@comcast.net.

  30. Jim Goodman says:

    Someone in Pittsburgh sent Stanley to see me in the early 1990’s. I was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Stanley was interested in listing Usquaebach for sale in the Pa.State Liquor Stores. We listed the product and Stanley & I became friendly. I last remember being with Stanley & Carol in Cannes,France at the Duty Free conference. I was there as the President of the “National Alcohol Beverage Control Association” (NABCA). My wife & I had lunch with Stanley & Carol at an outdoor cafe. He gave me a 700ml bottle that sits in a very nice gold box draped in linen and still unopened. The lettering reads Usquaebach Blended & Bottled in Scotland for Twelve Stone Flagons Ltd. by Douglas Laing & Co.Ltd. Glasgow, Scotland Produce of Scotland No.0220. I am not trying to sell it, just thought the family and others would be interested in this tidbit.

  31. Jimmy Waters says:

    I just purchased a bottle of Usquaegach in the flagon from Park Avenue Liquors for $120. There website is http://www.parkaveliquor.com. I hope this helps because I had been looking for this for 5 years.

  32. mongo says:

    is it me or does it seem like the quest for this whisky is somewhat similar to some people’s great desire to eat at rao’s in nyc? is it actually a good whisky or is it the legend that attracts people?

    • John Hansell says:

      It has a cult following. On top of this, the whisky was off the market for a while and (I think?) also exchanged hands with an importer. We don’t have a relationship with whoever is the current importer.

      • mongo says:

        does anyone know what’s actually in the current blend? if it was pushing $100 in the late 80s i shudder to think how much it goes for now*, and i would normally expect that it is a blend of very old malts. but the packaging and a general “smoothness” seem to be the only things most people mention about it.

        *actually winesearcher reveals that the price is not astronomical for the stone flagon version–cheaper than jw blue label.

        • John Hansell says:

          Over the years I have worked through a couple bottles of the stone flagon version and liked it. Yes, very smooth and easy to drink. I haven’t had it in several years, though.

        • John says:

          The Flagin is a blend of 41 different single malts all coming from the Highland region of Scotland ( however, no specific distillery) they then add about 15% of very old rare Scottish Grain whisky. I work with an importer in Florida that deals with the Usquaebach and if I can be of any help please feel free to contact me. asilver711@gmail.com

  33. fgoldmqan says:

    I would like to know where UQUAEBACH can be purchased!

  34. OGOLD says:

    Usquaebach 15 Year Old won the Silver Medal in the Blended Whisky Over 10 Years Old Category at the 2010 International Whisky Competition!! Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/user/WhiskyCompetition#p/u/5/NufVh0HMWoE

  35. Mr. Bo says:

    Hudson Wine Market in NJ has the flagons in stock. I just spoke with a rep and ordered 3 flagons, to be shipped to me in Georgia. Very friendly staff. When I explained the story behind circulation, the rep responded “So that’s why I’ve been getting so many orders lately!” I haven’t received my order yet, but I am excited to say the least. It is indeed the smoothest scotch I have ever tasted.

    I may regret posting this information if you run them dry!

  36. Tracy Connett says:

    I dont know if anyone can help me. I’ve been reading everyones comments in regards to Usquaebach. I have an old pottery bottle that was made for Richard Nixons inauguration on jan 20th 1969. The problem i’m having is that this one is not made my 12 Stone Flaggons. Mine says it was blended and bottled by William Grigor & Son, Inverness, Scotland and the sole agent/distributors were J.Johns & Co, London England. So does that mean there were a few different companies that have the Usquaebach brand and had there whiskies at the inauguration? Any info would be much appreciated

    • Mr. Bo says:

      Tracy,

      It is my understanding that Twelve Stone Flagons purchased the distillery from William Grigor & Sons in 1973. Therefore, only William Grigor flagons should have been at the inauguration.

      • Tracy Connett says:

        thanks very much for that. Does that mean they moved the distillery from Inverness to Pittsburgh?

        • Amber says:

          Hi Tracy – I used to work at Twelve Stone in Pittsburgh for Stanley and Carol. William Grigor and Sons was the distillery in Inverness that made the Usquaebach whiskey even as late as 1998 (when I left the company). Twelve Stones was the brand owner and the company was indeed HQ’d in Pittsburgh, but the distillery was always in Scotland (otherwise it can’t be called “scotch” whisky.) Twelve Stones owned a brand of bourbon (distilled in Kentucky) called “American Biker” bourbon, but I don’t think that brand has come back on the market.

  37. bill says:

    i have an unopened stone flagon that must be 30 years old. its 4/5 of a qt still has the tax stamp on it pai-285. if any one is interested in buying it make me an offer. billtano@yahoo.com

  38. Bob says:

    Hi I just turned 78 and I just tasted my first bottle of USQUAEBACH Millennial
    83% from my good friend and College Sri. And I agree It is the best Scotch I have ever tasted. Thanks for all your coments.

  39. Cecelia Abruscato says:

    My husband & I knew Stanley & Carol quite well. They are both surely missed. They were greatly responsible for give Usquaebach the exclusiveness it deserved. I have a 225th Anniversary Commemorative Flagon with a Certificate of Registration that was given to my husband & I from Stanley. The scotch was the best.

  40. Cecelia Abruscato says:

    I tried sending an e-mail to Darius and message failed. Any other e-mail address for him?

    • Tabatha Seward says:

      Dear Ms. Abruscato,

      My name is Tabatha and I am engaged to Dariusz., Stanley & Carol’s son. I will be sure to pass on that you are wishing to contact him. I thank you for your memories of Stanley & Carol. We still visit Pittsburgh often and have even been to where they once lived on Grandview & Bailey. I thank you again, and will pass on your message to Dariusz.

      Sincerely,

      Tabatha L. Seward

  41. Thomas Gravina Esq. says:

    Interestingly as a Pittsburgh resident I had heard of Usquaebach, but never had the opportunity to taste it.Yesterday I received a pottery container,as a gift, labeled Old Rare Grand Whiskey Blended Scotch Whiskey, over 225 years of tradition. I liked the container so much that I ran a Google search to learn something about the Scotch and ran into this web page.It is really nice to learn that this scotch has a loyal following.I was reluctant to try the whiskey thinking I would really like it and would not be able to find another bottle. I checked Park Ave Liquor, mentioned in this thread, and found that this scotch in some form is still available.OK, now I feel better about opening the container and expect to do so tomorrow.Also did find that the pottery container is a collectible with an asking price of about $40.00.Seems like a win win to me.

  42. Deborah Goodacre says:

    I am sorry to say I did not know that both Carol and Stan are now gone. I was once married to his first cousin; we lived outside of Detroit. In the 70’s we spent many summers cruising on the rivers. In fact, I was the godmother to your sister. I was at your christening when you were adopted from Warsaw. In fact, I shortened the sleeves and the pant legs on your christening suit! I divorced my husband in 1991 and never spoke with Carol and Stan after that. If you don’t mind replying I would like to know what happened to Carol and Stan. I remember him telling the story of how he came to hear about the whiskey and then obtained his first case from Lee Radziwill’s husband, a fellow pole. I too spent time at the beautiful condo that over looked the “point”. I hope you and your sister are happy. Is Jimmy still around??

  43. Elise Rowe says:

    I tasted this whiskey when, as a little girl in Pittsburgh, my father let me have a sip. I never forgot the taste, and have now started searching for it. I am glad I have a lead on locating it, even out here in Washington State. Thank you!

  44. Brandie Wall says:

    I went to an after estate sale giveaway this weekend and saw a unique bottle it is a 750 ml empty bottle the grand whiskey usquaebach twelve stone flagon ltd.
    states douglas laing & co. ltd
    Glascow, Scotland
    it is unique and a good focal point to go along with our eclectic collection of scotch bottles.

  45. Usquaebach 15 Year Old actually won the Gold Medal in the New Release category at the 2010 International Whisky Competition – here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM-yL1wnDoE

  46. Garry Schoon says:

    I have a commemorative bottle of Usquaebach, unopened, from President Nixon’s 1969 inauguration. Cobalt Brands has told me they think it has no value except for the price of a bottle of Usquaebach or $110. They very graciously offered to trade me a new bottle for my commemorative bottle, which they could use for marketing purposes.

    I think I’ll keep my bottle.

  47. Matt Seaver says:

    i have a gold bottle, never opened… i already drank the other one… where in chicago can i find it?

    • hunt says:

      in my area there were 3 ages of usquaeback: single malt; reserve; deluxe, & special. am i right and referring to the same scotch?

  48. Jerry Fuentes says:

    I absolutely love the Usquaebach 8 yr. deluxe. If i’d had known that this brand of scotch was going to disappear off the west coast, I’d have saved my last bottle. I’ve been looking for any kind of Usquaebach for the last six years now, from California through Colorado, all gone. Can anyone help me in locating some for purchase out in California?

    • Cobalt says:

      The California distributor of Usquaebach is Pacific Edge (818) 879-0946. They can point you in the right direction.

  49. Scott says:

    I enjoy the taste of Usquaebach, but I prefer triple distillation.

    The website linked above gives details of some modern turbulence (June 2010), but
    it looks like the whiskey persists.A US trademark was issued 21 Dec 2010 to Cobalt Brands LLC: http://www.trademarkia.com/usquaebach-85032546.html
    I last saw a bottle of usquaebach at the New Hampshire State Liquor store in Hampton, back around 2007 priced at $85 for the jug.

  50. Richard D. Rosen says:

    I formed Twelve Stone Flagons, Ltd. with Stanley Stankiwicz in the late 60″s. I was a minority shareholder and handled the legal and regulatory matters while Stanley handled the marketing and distribution. We purchased the trademark from Douglas Laing & Co. Neither Douglas Laing & Co. nor Twelve Stone Flagons, Ltd. owned a distillery. We subcontracted out the blending and aging of the scotch as well as the manufacture of the flagons (and crystal commemorative bottles) and bottling of the scotch. I sold my stock in the company back to the company in the late 80’s when I became too busy with my legal practice to dedicate the necessary time to Twelve Stone Flagons. I’m glad to see that Usquaebach is still being sold.

  51. Alan Parks says:

    I am so happy to see that the brand is back in the market. When I worked for the importer I had the pleasure of meeting Stanley and Carol, who were the promoters of 12 Stone Flagon. What a great product to promote.

  52. Dariusz Stankiwicz says:

    Hello everyone I am the Son of Stanley J. Stankiwicz. I am informing everyone that i have the whole Usquaebach set and im am thinking of selling it. Feel free to comment on what u think I should do

  53. J. Larry Johnson says:

    Seems like I post a notice here once a year, but so far no one has contacted me with an offer for the flagon that I have had for about 10 years. I was attracted to it as it sat on a high shelf in a liquor store in Florida, and I inquired about it. The manager told me that he had no idea where it had come from because it was there when he took over the store, and he had been manager there for several years. His best guess was that someone had special ordered it and had never come in to pick it up. So I bought it to put in my collection. This flagon is labeled, “…by TSF (Overseas) Edinburg EH6 7 JL Scotland”. I will reluctantly part with it for a gold coin (size and type to be determined). JLJ

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