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Taking a slight departure in our series of whisky artefacts let's look at the marketing of the most popular whisky mixer at the turn of the last century.  

Most whisky books will tell you the success of Scotch whisky in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was largely built on the mixed drink, whisky and soda. There is little time in such histories to tell the tale of the brands of soda that shared the highball glasses with the malts and blends of the day. Here are two, who tied their marketing specifically to whisky: Rosbach and Apollinaris.   [caption id="attachment_305" align="aligncenter" width="840"]Rosbach and Whisky article Rosbach Advert, Illustrated London News October 14th 1893[/caption] Rosbach Advert This promotion from a sparkling German water offers a free small bottle of John Walker & Sons Kilmarnock Highland Whisky with a case of their table water. The amusing testament from an anonymous doctor could come right from the pages of P G Woodhouse.     [caption id="attachment_306" align="aligncenter" width="840"]Apollinaris table water advert Apollinaris Advert, theatre program (dated between 1901-1910)[/caption] Apollinaris Advert This naturally carbonated German water claims to not only improve the flavour of the oldest spirit, mitigate the ill effects or poor taste of younger whisky, and aid digestion generally. Although, we do note that the same publication advertises Madame Dowding’s corsets as a certain cure for stooping, indigestion and obesity.
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This still was in the ownership of Mr William Glen of Mains, Linlithgow with a licensed capacity of 52 gallons (roughly 236 litres).    





[caption id="attachment_280" align="aligncenter" width="500"]A drawing of a Lowland still with hidden components 1. The still, licenced to 52 gallons. 2. The still head and pipe to worm tub (4). 3. A utensil for storing hot wash for charging the still. 4. The worm tub. 5. A small wash batch.[/caption] The Wash Act of 1784 distinguished how distillers were taxed based on location, with a line drawn between the Lowlands and Highlands. In the Highlands, the capacity of the still determined the level of duty, but in the Lowlands, the wash was taxed per gallon.   [caption id="attachment_281" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Revealed illegal section of Lowland distillery 1. The still, licenced to 52 gallons. 2. The still head and pipe to worm tub (4). 3. A utensil for storing hot wash for charging the still (Illegal). 4. The worm tub. 5. A small wash batch. 6. Concealed section of still holding 60 gallons.[/caption] Mr Glen has come up with a cunning system to increase the capacity of his Lowland still resulting in a vastly reduced tax bill. Not cunning enough for the eagle-eyed excise man who uncovered this secret compartment.

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