Two exception bottles of Taylor’s Vintage Port…
A total of 30,000 pipes – the traditional Douro barrel of 534 litres that was taken as the equivalent of 60-dozen bottles – was made in 1948. That’s 21,600,000 bottles of Port…! But there aren’t many left.
Arden’s bottle of the renowned 1948 Taylor’s Vintage Port came from the cellar of Tibberton House at Great Malvern in my birth county of Worcestershire.
As far as we can tell, this ’48 was originally retailed – and probably bottled – by Josiah Stallard and Sons of Worcester.
Josiah Stallard was born in 1816 and became Mayor of Worcester in 1857. He was photographed that year by Herbert Watkins; the photo is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
Our 1963 Taylor’s has a Wine Society label and came from a private cellar in deepest south London.
It’s in excellent condition for its age (like me 😁) and should be a great glass (or six) of Vintage Port.
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