DEWARS SIGNATURE 43% – 70CL HIGHLAND

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DEWAR’S IS A BRAND OF BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY OWNED BY BACARDI, WHICH CLAIMS THE BRAND/S ‘WHITE LABEL’ TO BE THE TOP-SELLING BLENDED SCOTCH IN THE US. DEWAR’S IS ALSO THE MOST AWARDED BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY WITH MORE THAN 500 MEDALS EARNED IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.

THE DEWAR’S WHISKY BRAND WAS CREATED BY JOHN DEWAR, SR. IN 1846. UNDER THE CONTROL OF HIS TWO SONS, JOHN A. DEWAR AND THOMAS ‘TOMMY’ DEWAR. THE BRAND EXPANDED TO BECOME A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER BY 1896.  TOMMY BECAME FAMOUS AS AN AUTHOR OF A TRAVEL JOURNAL, RAMBLE ROUND THE GLOBE, WHICH DOCUMENTED HIS TRAVELS WHILE PUBLICISING THE DEWAR NAME. DEWAR’S EVENTUALLY EXPANDED THEIR PRODUCT BY CONSTRUCTING THE ABERFELDY DISTILLERY IN 1896.

THE COMPANY JOINED DISTILLERS COMPANY IN 1925. DISTILLERS WAS AQUIRED BY GUINNESS IN 1986, AND GUINESS MERGED WITH GRAND METROPOLITAN TO FORM DIAGEO IN 1997. DIAGEO SOLD DEWAR’S TO BACARDI THE NEXT YEAR.

DEWAR’S ROSE TO PROMINENCE IN THE US WHEN ANDREW CARNEGIE REQUESTED A SMALL KEG OF DEWAR’S SCOTCH WHISKY TO BE SENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE UPON PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON’S INAUGURATION.  CARNEGIE ALSO SENT THE SAME GIFT TO PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD ON HIS INAUGURATION EIGHT YEARS LATER.

IN 1987, NUMEROUS CASES OF STILL PERFECT DEWAR’S SCOTCH WERE RECOVERED BY UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGIST E. LEE SPENCE FROM THE SHIPWRECK OF THE SS REGINA, WHICH HAD BEEN SUNK IN LAKE HURON IN 1913.