I thought I would go north of the border with this post and share my Lincoln Inn Old Rye Whiskey bottles. One is a full pint and the other is a 1/10th pint. The pint bottle has never been opened while the mini was consumed years ago. Either way, these are very neat bottles that came from the Distillers Corporation Limited, Montreal, Canada. The pint bottle shows up a lot on ebay because of the incredible embossing on the front and back. People saved them because of this and rarely does it show up with such a nice label and I’ve never seen another one sealed and full.
It is thought that Lincoln Inn was one of the brands from Canada that Al Capone would smuggle in for his speak easies. Seems plausible. I don’t know much about this brand except from what I learned at pre-pro.com, which is interesting. As it turns out, Distillers Corporation LTD eventually turned into Seagrams.
For the analytical people out there, here is exactly what the pint label reads:
Lincoln Inn OLD RYE WHISKEY
Bottled in Bond under Government Supervision
DISTILLERY NO 6 PORT NO 10.D
Carefully Double-Distilled and Matured in Charred Oak Barrels. Bottled straight from the wood by
DISTILLERS CORPORATION LIMITED
ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH 50% BY VOLUME
CONTENTS 16 FLUID OZS.
U.S. STANDARD 100% PROOF