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 »
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.
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.
The first Royal Warrant was granted to Johnnie Walker in 1934, King George V recreates how JW might have tasted back then, using some of the company's most precious old casks. BESPOKE ENGRAVING SERVICE AVAILABLE!
A marvellous old bottle of Dewar's Ancestor from the 1950s, sealed with a collector-friendly springcap. Ancestor was one of the deluxe blends in Dewar's range, containing a fair proportion of long-aged whisky, so this should be superb.
A special edition whisky from Chivas Brothers, the Royal Salute Directors Celebration Reserve was produced in honour of their receipt of The Queen's Award for Export in April 1990. It's a blend of whiskies aged between 15 and 30 years, selected from the company's finest stocks.
An old bottling of Dewar's White Label. Still a huge brand today, especially in the USA, it was created by John Dewar in 1846. The label bears reference to the 'George V', which dates the bottle in the 1940s.
Not to be confused with the malts from Kininvie released under the same name, this Hazelwood was blended from 100 casks in 2001 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, grandaughter of William Grant, founder of Glenfiddich. Originally only available to employees, this is a rare collector's item.
Johnnie Walker 1820 was a one off limited edition for the Japanese market, intended to be a premium blend offering. The contents are rumoured to be around 21 years of age and the blend was named after the year of the company's foundation.