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  1. #1
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    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?
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    Senior Member Bottle Master GLASSHOPPER55's Avatar
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    LaPorte County, Indiana
    Some type of presentation bottle with that inscribed part.
    "Digging Up the Past --- One Bottle at a Time, Since 1969"

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Harry Pristis's Avatar
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    Northcentral Florida
    John Haig & Company Limited

    Principle Brands
    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:

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    Interestingly, this bottle was blown in a 3-piece leaf mold.

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    Last edited by Harry Pristis; 11-27-2018 at 10:26 AM.

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    Junior Member New Bottler
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    Nikiski, Alaska
    Good info.


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