The scrolling horns centered by a silver snuff mull and raised on a scroll support, the hinged flat cover of the mull with a horse-form finial, all above a band of thistles, the horn tips applied with silver sleeves engraved with thistles, the side engraved with a presentation inscription dated 1902 above a depiction of a distillery, marked on side, cover, underside of cover and horn tips
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, 2012 in. (52.1 cm.) long
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This presentation cup was likely created in relation to the coronation of King Edward VII in August of 1902 by Scottish distiller Sir Peter Jeffrey Mackie, first baronet (1855-1924). Born at Corsepatrick, St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Mackie was the son of Alexander Mackie, a distiller whose family had been a part of the wine and spirits trade for a number of generations. After his education, Mackie joined his father’s firm James L. Mackie & Co. in 1878, and in the mid-1880s became partner of the new firm Mackie & Co. which created the White Horse whiskey using a blend of Lagavulin, a famous dark malt from the island of Islay. The blend itself is named after a coaching inn on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a building that still stands today and was traditionally the starting point for the eight-day coach trip from Edinburgh to London. Mackie would become chairman of the firm upon his father’s retirement in 1895, and remained in charge until his death in 1924.

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