Here's to a promise kept.
Bailiff Whiskey Bank Bag & Ledger
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The story behind the spirit
why the name?
One day there was a knock on the door. Granddad Jack answered only to find a Bailiff standing there telling him nothing had been paid on the farm in years!
It’s hard to picture a then 14-year-old negotiating for more time, but he did just that. He must’ve been a very smooth talker even at that age because, within half an hour, he walked the Bailiff to the gate and promised to make payment in full. The Bailiff said, “I’ll take your word for it, and if you fulfil your promise, you won’t see me again”.
Over the next few months, Granddad Jack worked hard at the sheep station biking the 65 miles there and back every week and managed to pay the debt off in full - not a bad effort for a young lad when in the 1930s, when the best you could expect to earn was around a pound a week! This integrity, hard work, and a never-give-up attitude have been instilled throughout the family and are what continue to drive Granddad Jack’s brand.
[Here he is pictured years later in front of the family farm he saved]
the making of
Made of the finest Australian leather and bound by tarnished hardware, this leather & canvas piece was entirely handcrafted by traditional leatherworker Josef Selway for the unique purpose of holding a very special bottle of whiskey.