Scottish Owls Royal Doulton Decanters with Whyte & Mackay Scotch Whisky - Full Set in Original Presentation Displays (4 x 20cl, 40%)
A highly collectible series of decanters produced by John G Tongue in 1984 for Royal Doulton and Whyte & Mackay. Set of four 20cl ceramic decanters bottled for the Scottish Owls series:
Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short Eared Owl and Snowy Owl.
Each in their original specially designed presentation display box.
James Whyte and Charles Mackay started their company in 1882, quickly launching their Whyte & Mackay special blend. Their sales were predominantly in the export market until after the second world war, when they renewed their focus domestically. The firm merged with the Mackenzie Brothers in 1960, giving them their first distillery, Dalmore. They soon added Tamnavulin, Fettercairn and the Invergordon grain distillery to their portfolio, all of which have been key contributors to their blends over the years. Whyte & Mackay have always been forward thinking in their approach, using sherry finishing for their proprietary blend, and introducing the first 40 fl oz bottle for the on-trade in 1963 (now an industry standard). Today the brand is synonymous with its master blender, Richard Paterson, and remains one of the most popular Scotch brands in the world.