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The DWD ‘finest whisky in the world’ mirror sold for €7000 (£6360) at the Victor Mee auction on October 5-6.

The DWD mirror illustrated uses ‘Whisky’ rather than ‘Whiskey’ as you state.

The former spelling usually refers to the Scottish product while the latter is associated with the Irish liquor. Perhaps a reason for its rarity?

Yours pedantically,

James M Sanderson

ATG replies: it is indeed correct to say that the Scottish product is ‘whisky’ and the Irish ‘whiskey’. Our story said in error that this mirror advertised The Finest Whiskey in the World DWD Pure Pot Still Ten Years Old Extra Special. This should in fact have read The Finest Whisky in the World DWD Pure Pot Still Ten Years Old Extra Special (see photo reprinted here). Apologies. It is interesting to note that an internet search shows that DWD itself appears to have used both ‘whisky’ and ‘whiskey’ in labels and advertising – perhaps with a view to exports? If any readers can shed light on this, contact us at editorial@antiquestradegazette.com