11-26-2018, 11:14 AM #1
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- Aug 2017
Info on this Haig's whiskey covered in .925 silver
I have seen Haig's bottles before with the silver onlay, but never in a plain pattern like this. Does anyone know anything at all?
11-26-2018, 02:16 PM #2
Some type of presentation bottle with that inscribed part."Digging Up the Past --- One Bottle at a Time, Since 1969"
11-26-2018, 04:16 PM #3
John Haig & Company Limited
Dimple 12 year old
Dimple 15 year Old
Also Known as Pinch in The USA Market
Haig Gold Label
The Haig whisky distilling dynasty can rightfully lay claim to be the oldest Scotch whisky distillers having being active distillers for over 300 years.
The first recording of Haig distilling was in 1655 when Robert Haig was summoned to appear before the Kirk Session for working his still on the Sabbath.
He had established a farm at Throsk Stirlingshire in 1627 and this is taken to be the entry date of the Haig’s into distilling. . . .
. . . In 1856 John Haig &Co joined in with six other Lowland distillers to form a trade agreement to protect the individual and collective interests of the members. Eventually this trade agreement led to the formation of the Distillers Company Limited (DCL) in 1877 with John Haig and his son Hugh as directors.
During 1882 John Haig & Co merged with David Smith & Co and became a limited company with Hugh Haig, John Haig’s Son, as chairman.
John Alicius Haig released the Dimple Deluxe blend (2-pinch bottle) in 1888. The distinctive 3-pinch bottle was introduced in 1893 by George Ogilvy Haig.
DCL acquired the entire ordinary share capital of John Haig & Co Ltd in March of 1919 the take over of the Haig dynasty was completed in 1923 with DCL taking control of Haig & Haig Ltd.
Here is the 1888 "2-pinch" bottle for Dimple Deluxe blended whisky:
Interestingly, this bottle was blown in a 3-piece leaf mold.
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12-01-2018, 10:28 PM #4
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- Mar 2008
- Nikiski, Alaska