In January 1876, E H Taylor, Jr. orders a 17 gallon cask of "John Ramsay's scotch whiskey" for personal use. He declares it to one of the best whiskies made. I am assuming this was whisky from the Port Ellen distillery since a John Ramsay purchased that distillery in 1836 and sold a single malt into America's markets. Anybody with more information?
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873