Dewar’s Ancestor 12 years Scotch Whisky (1970’s)


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Dewar’s 12 years Ancestor Deluxe Scotch Whisky

This is a 1970’s bottle of the popular Dewar’s 12 year old, a premium product in the blended circles of 1970’s.  The bottle and the box are both in perfect condition. Break out the Simple Minds album and go back in time.

Dewar’s was founded by the canny John Dewar in 1849, but it was his two sons who really created the legacy.

With their construction of Aberfeldy Distillery in 1896 and Tommy Dewar’s relentless around the world advertising road show, the brand became very famous indeed. Tommy wrote a successful book on his travels while hawking his blended hooch. He sailed to the States, traveled from one side to the other, made the journey to Hawaii, Fiji and thence to China, with a stopover in New Zealand and Australia. Then Hong Kong and back to Scotland for a haggis. in 1895…

He was knighted in 1902 and continued to live a thoroughly awesome life, the longest resident of the Savoy London (ever). He was known affectionately as “Whisky Tom” and occupied his remaining time on earth breeding racehorses, becoming Baron Dewar, the Sheriff of London, and general ladies man. He died unmarried and with a huge smile on his face. Inspirational stuff.