story of Pinch, the fourth largest blended Deluxe Scotch whisky
in the world, is reflected in the spirit of over 350 years`
of whisky distilling and blending experience. When farmer and
distiller Robert Haig was summoned before the church elders
in 1655 for operating his still on the Sabbath (Sunday), this
marked the earliest documented reference to a distillery company
still operating today.
The art and craft of whisky distilling was e passed down
through generations of the Haig family dynasty, and Robert`s
descendants operated distilleries in Scotland, England and
Ireland. One of them, John Haig, opened a distillery in 1824
at Cameronbridge in the fertile and historical Kingdom of
Fife, which lies across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh.
Around 1870, his son John was the first Haig to use the newly
developed practice of blending. The deep understanding of
product and their long tradition of whisky making was realized,
to perfection, in the early 1890s with the creation of Pinch.
This deluxe blend of exceptional distinction is found in
the world`s most exclusive bars and elegant homes, enjoyed
by those who appreciate rare quality. Pinch is the perfect
international companion when friends meet in smart surroundings.
In recognition of the consistent high quality of Pinch, the
whisky was awarded a gold medal in 1987 in the Deluxe blended
whisky category of the International Wine and Spirit competition.
is distinguished even further by its famous triangular, dimpled
bottle wrapped in wire net. (The blend is known as The Dimple
in markets outside the United States.) The whisky has been
bottled in this attractive container since its creation, with
the hand-applied wire mesh originally designed to prevent
the cork from coming out during export shipments through rough
seas. The Pinch `decanter,` after the precious contents have
been enjoyed, has been put to decorative use around the world.
To protect its exclusive use, the Pinch bottle was the first
bottle to be patented in the United States, in 1958.