Black & White

 
 

49,95

This Black & White was bottled for the Dutch market and imported by Frans Verbunt from Tilburg. We have dated this bottle to be from the 1970’s. Black & White is a blended Scotch whisky, originally known as House of Commons (after the British House of Commons), its nickname, referring to the black and white labelling, was eventually adopted as the official brand instead. The brand’s motif (featuring a black Scottish Terrier and a white West Highland White Terrier) was conceived by James Buchanan himself during the 1890’s.

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James Buchanan, born in Canada as son of Scottish immigrants, returned to the United Kingdom shortly after he was born and he was brought up in Larne. He joined a Glasgow shipping firm as an office boy when he was around 15 years of age, later promoted to be a clerk. In 1868 he joined his brother in the grain business until 1879, when he moved to London as an agent for a company in the whisky trade. He realized that there was an untapped market in England for bottled Scotch whisky and set about producing his own, the Buchanan Blend. He went into business on his own in 1884 as James Buchanan & Co. In 1898, James Buchanan was given the Royal Warrant to supply the Royal Household with Buchanan’s Whisky. The company joined Distillers Company in 1925. Distillers Company was acquired by Guinness in 1986 whilst Guinness merged with Grand Metropolitan to form Diageo in 1997.

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Weight 1.9 kg
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