Liqueur Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This Drambuie Liqueur crate side was used by the Drambuie Liqueur Company, Ltd. of Edinburgh, Scotland during the early 20th century. The crate bears an image of the Drambuie bottle, which reads “The Isle of Skye Liqueur” and “A Link with the 45.” There is a crest on the right side of the label with a ribbon that reads “Remember the Gift of the Prince.” In 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart led an uprising to retake the British throne from the Hanoverian King George II. When the coup failed the Prince had to flee from the Isle of Skye, and legend holds that he gave the recipe of his personal golden elixir to his supporter Captain John MacKinnon, which later became Drambuie.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Drambuie Liqueur Co., Ltd.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 10 in x 14 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 36.83 cm
Place Made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
ID Number
1979.0441.144
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.144
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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