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    Found another whiskey, Lt. Co. Sir Brodrick Hartwell

    Found another bottle, very nicely preserved under the floorboards.

    Gold Seal Whisky, "Specially Blended & Bottled for Lt. Col. Sir Brodrick Hartwell".

    It's ten inches tall, and possibly from around 1915 since other misc. bottles found with it had this date on one of them.

    Tried to do a little research on the gentleman mentioned, came up with the below:

    Lt.-Col. Sir Brodrick Cecil Denham Arkwright Hartwell, 4th Bt. was born on 10 July 1876. He was the son of Captain Edward Hughes Brodrick Hartwell and Augusta Henrietta Paget. He married, firstly, Georgette Madeleine Pilon-Fleury, daughter of Georges Pilon-Fleury, on 18 July 1902. He and Georgette Madeleine Pilon-Fleury were divorced in 1907. He married, secondly, Joan Amy Jeffrey, daughter of Robert Milne Jeffrey, on 16 May 1908. He died on 24 November 1948 at age 72.
    He fought in the Boer War in 1900. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Leicestershire Regiment. He succeeded to the title of 4th Baronet Hartwell, of Dale Hall, Essex [U.K., 1805] on 26 September 1900. He fought in the First World War. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 1st Garrison Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

    I also found some info here:
    http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19240708.2.10.aspx
    The article is from 1924, and mentions his exporting whiskey to a rendezvous, 20 miles off the coast of the United States during Prohibition, thereby smuggling whiskey into the United States.

    If anyone, especially overseas, has any info to share regarding the bottle or related history, it would be appreciated.

    Rick



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    RE: Found another whiskey, Lt. Co. Sir Brodrick Hartwell

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    RE: Found another whiskey, Lt. Co. Sir Brodrick Hartwell

    It's in super nice shape...

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    RE: Found another whiskey, Lt. Co. Sir Brodrick Hartwell

    I love stories about people finding bottles under floorboards, in old walls, etc. Have you already posted the story of how your finding these bottles. if not, please share with the rest of us.

    Thanks,
    Doug



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