Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky from the 1950s (30ml dram)

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About This Dram

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The blended whisky in release NO.07 was bottled by Black & White in the 1950s. Contributors to Black and White include the Port Dundas Distillery, the Dalwhinnie distillery, the Clynelish distillery and the Glendullan distillery.

The current retail price of a 26 2/3floz bottle is £300

About This Whisky 

Bottled By: James Buchanan & Co Ltd.

Type: Blended Scotch Whisky

Age: NAS

Bottled: 1950s

Dram Size: 30ml miniature

Alcohol by Volume: 40%

About this Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky

The blended whisky in release NO.07 was bottled by Black & White in the 1950s. Contributors to Black and White includes the Port Dundas Distillery, the Dalwhinnie distillery, the Clynelish distillery and the Glendullan distillery.

About Black & White Distillery 

The Black & White blend was originally launched in 1884 by London-based James Buchanan, whose aim was to introduce blended whisky to the English market. The result was The Buchanan Blend, a light and smooth unpeated whisky which proved a success with consumers. Within a year Buchanan received a contract to supply the Member’s Bar at Parliament’s House of Commons. In recognition, Buchanan renamed the blend Buchanan’s House of Commons Finest Old Highland Whisky presenting it distinctively in a dark glass bottle with a white label. The blend quickly gained a popular nickname as drinkers ordered “that Black & White whisky”, and in 1902 the brand was officially renamed Black & White.

After visiting a dog show Buchanan picked a black Scottish Terrier and a white West Highland White Terrier as the brand’s mascots; the pair ‘Scottie and Westie’ would go on to become iconic symbols featuring in the blend’s advertising. By 1907 Black & White was being exported across the world, which included a delivery to the Emperor of Japan. A favourite of both Dean Martin and Walt Disney, Black & White has also been referenced in popular culture as the blend was drunk by James Bond in Ian Fleming’s novel Moonraker, and the 1962 onscreen adaptation of Dr. No. Although now long absent from the UK whisky market, Black & White remains popular abroad especially in India and South America.

The bottle shape and label style suggest this Black & White was bottled in the 1950’s. Since its inception the Black & White blend has become known as an expression which delivers a fresh clean flavour of highland grass and oak, complemented by a light honeyed sweetness, and rounded off with a hint of spicy peat smoke and a citric edge.

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