40 % ABV 75 cl
Although the label states that this whisky was distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland by MS Grant and Co of Perth, there is little doubt that the latter was a subsidiary of the once well-known blenders and whisky merchants, Peter Thomson (Perth) Limited. The latter was established in 1908, dealing primarily in wines and spirits, for both the retail and wholesale trade. Thomson was a skilful blender, with a fine working knowledge of Speyside malts, and what was originally Peter Thomson’s Whisky was re-branded as Beneagles in 1922. The name was inspired by the construction of the great Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
Peter Thomson died in 1939, but the company remained in the family, with the last retail shop closing in 1973, as activities were increasingly focused on wholesaling. The firm subsequently became part of Waverley Vintners Ltd, which functioned as a subsidiary of the holding company Scottish & Newcastle Breweries plc, and continued trading in the wholesale and retail of wines and spirits. Thomson’s ultimately came into the hands of Whyte & Mackay Distillers in 1993. It ceased to be a registered company in 2011 and Huntingtower, as a brand, had long since disappeared by then.
This product is located in the United Kingdom.