The blended whisky category has been in existence since the mid-19th century and remains the foundation of the industry. Blended Scotch is simply a mix of malt and grain whiskies. Some blends use only a limited number of malts,(The Famous Grouse uses only a dozen or so); others, many more - around 40 malts go into Johnnie Walker Black Label and ... Read More »
An old bottle of Huntly blended whisky. The creators of the blend, Slater Rodger & Company of Glasgow, used to carry out a large amount of blending and bottling for John Walker & Sons, who then took a controlling interest in the company. We estimate this was bottled in the 1940s, when the brand was under the Distillers Company Limited (DCL) umbrella.
A beautifully labelled blended scotch whisky from Glasson's Penrith Breweries that we think was bottled in the 1940s. It's named for the Glenlivet area rather than the distillery, an area well known for its good whisky for many years.
A 1960s bottling of the Real McTavish in an oval bottle with a spring cap closure. The label contains the trademark tartan stripe and was bottled by Ainslie & Heilbron Distillers the owners of Clynelish Distillery.
The 2012 edition of Johnnie Walker and Porsche's collaborative cube. A new label design for the Johnnie Walker Blue Label as well as a presentation case with a couple of glasses and a pair of ice tongs - the lid of the case doubles up as an ice bucket.
A 1970s bottling of Famous Grouse from a time when it was on its way to becoming the best selling whisky in Scotland. The classic-looking bottle captures the famous grouse (no pun intended) in black and white.