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7 Jun 2021

Quirky decanters and drinking vessels

Written by Sarah Beattie, Curator – Ayrshire & Arran/Dumfries & Galloway
A faded sepia photograph of a group of people sitting around a table drinking. The logo of Naked Wines is in the bottom right of the image.
Detail from a photograph showing the 12th Duke of Hamilton and friends enjoying a glass of wine
Join us in celebrating our partnership with Naked Wines by raising a glass to some of our more unusual wine-related items from the collection at Brodick Castle.

Like many of us, the Hamilton family (who owned Brodick Castle for over 600 years) enjoyed nothing more than a glass – or two – of wine. However, unlike most of us, the Hamiltons were extremely wealthy, and as well as indulging in the finest wines, beers and spirits they purchased a large collection of quirky and unique decanters and drinking vessels to enjoy them.

Click on the images below to find out more about them.

You can see all these items and more in our collections at Brodick Castle.


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Even better, Naked Wines will donate 20% of proceeds back to the Trust for every case purchased.

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