Dunhill old Master
Good day, my name is Manie and i have a few questions regarding a certain Dunhill whiskey if someone can help me. I have a bottle blended Dunhill Old Master Finest Scotch whiskey with cellar master number A 11182 and it looks very old. On the bottle it has a red badge stating AD 1845. The bottle is green with the original seal intact and also the dunhill booklet attacthed to the bottle. I would like to get more information about the whiskey as I am having problems to obtain information from the internet.
Dunhill old Master
I can help with the history of your bottle. Unfortunately, Dunhill scotch whisky is not that old ( if you consider ~30 years not that old ). The actual glass bottle it is packaged in is a REPLICA of a green bottle from 1845; hence the AD 1845 stamped on the bottle and the brand was not launched until 1982.
According to the THE SCHWEPPES GUIDE TO SCOTCH,DUNHILL scotch whisky has only been around since 1982. Below is the actual quote from SCHWEPPES:
"The Dunhill name was originally associated with high quality tobacco products and pipes, then cigarette lighters and smokers requisites usually found in good class tobacconists, and finally, expensive boutique wares through their own network of nineteen shops world-wide. In 1982 the Dunhill appellation was extended to Scotch whisky with the appearance of Dunhill Finest Scotch Whisky, a high priced, up-market blend put together by International Distillers and Vintners Ltd and sold by the latter's subsidiary, Morgan and Furze & Co. No age is given for the product since, at least when it first appeared, the range of ages of the component parts was considerable - from 8 years ( the youngest grain ) to over 20 years ( the oldest malt ). Dunhill has two interesting features. Firstly, it is not cool-filtered ( today's term is non-chillfiltered )and secondly, it is sold in an attractive replica of a Victorian green bottle designed in 1845.
BRAND DUNHILL OLD MASTER 75 Degrees"
Currently ( 2010 ), the primary grain is North British and the "at the heart" malts are Glen Rothes and Tamdhu. Dunhill stopped the alliance with IDV in 1997 and hooked up with Highland Distilleries.
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