In every respect The 1874 reflects both the character and appearance of the original. Today, the "zest of orange" note in particular is only evident in a small percentage of casks, which means that availability of The 1874 will always be strictly limited. Selected on the basis of flavour rather than age the whisky is also allowed to marry for a considerable time so as to develop its full potential. While age is not a deciding factor it is likely that a typical bottling will contain some casks in excess of 20 years old. Uncertain of the strength at which the original was bottled, The 1874 is bottled at 45% - equivalent to 80 on the old British Sykes scale of measurement, the strength generally used for distillery bottling’s in the early 1900's. The bottle itself has been faithfully reproduced using a part-mechanical process to replicate as closely as possible the quality and individuality of century-old glass. The label reflects the stylish simplicity of Roderick Kemp's original which has so well stood the test of time.
As with the majority of these boxes, the wire hinges are broken yet still intact.