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Balvenie Dipping Dog, Glass, Water Bottle & Wooden Plinth

Balvenie Dipping Dog, Glass, Water Bottle & Wooden Plinth
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Winning bid: £210.00
Lot number: 069-1927

This lot contains a Balvenie branded Glencairn glass, water bottle and Dipping Dog, all displayed on a wooden plinth.

For over a hundred years there has been a secret way to drink The Balvenie, known only to those inside the distillery walls and frowned upon by the office and accounts department. It’s called The Balvenie Dipping Dog.

Dipping Dogs were once used by distillery workers to “liberate” whisky from casks in the warehouse. Made from copper tubing and tied to the belt, it was stored down the worker’s trouser leg. The dog was then dipped into casks and filled with whisky when the Exciseman’s back was turned.

The vessels were affectionately known as ‘dogs’ due to them being a man’s best friend, kept on a lead and always by one’s side.

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Featured in: The 69th Auction (December 23, 2016 – January 3, 2017)