Terrific example of a traditional stoneware Irish Whiskey Flagon,this time from the premises of John Daly & Co Ltd who was a bonded warehouse proprietor and wine & whiskey merchant.Like the majority of these remarkably robust yet conversely fragile stonewear flagons, this example does have some minor damage and is missing its handle.The manufacturers of the flagon were Price Ltd Bristol .
Like the majority of these remarkably robust yet conversely fragile stonewear flagons, this example does have some minor damage and is missing its handle.The manufacturers of the flagon were Grosvenors Ltd Glasgow.
There used to be a very considerable amount of bonded warehouse proprietors in Ireland.These,like John Daly were people like grocers and wine & spirits merchants who bought small quantities of spirit and aged it in their own casks before selling it to customers.
Indeed as part our research into Dalys we learned from an Irish Examiner article about the fizzy orange drink Tanora,which appeared to have a particular cult following in Cork.
“The Tangerine-flavoured mineral was introduced by John Daly & Co, a former tea, wine and spirit merchants based on Cork’s Kyrls Quay, as far back as the 1930s.It was distributed to pubs and shops across the city and county and became one of the Cork’s most iconic products.When the brand was bought by Coca-Cola, its distribution was extended across Munster. But the drink was rarely available anywhere else in the country.When soccer legend Denis Irwin played for Manchester United his mother would send him Tanora from Cork.
The drink was also immortalised in the award-winning play Disco Pigs, when Pig orders: ‘Two battur burgurs! Two sauce! Two chips! Two peas! Two Tanora!’
But after rumours about Tanora’s future emerged, over 1,300 people signed up to a Facebook page to save it.That campaign was bolstered when Fine Gael senator and Tanora fan Jerry Buttimer voiced his concerns on his Facebook page. He spent five years in Maynooth in the 1980s studying for the priesthood and led a campaign in 1989 to get a supermarket to stock Tanora for students in Maynooth.“To me, it’s part of Cork,” he said.”
Origins : Cork City
Dimensions :25cm x 15cm x 15cm 5kg