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Scotch whisky blenders and proprietors of "Red Hackle" whisky, Glasgow
1920 The business was set up by two ex-servicemen who, it has been claimed, had both served in the famous Scottish regiment, the Black Watch. The regiment was certainly the inspiration for their most famous blended whisky, as the Red Hackle was part of the Black Watch headdress. However, Charles Hepburn had in fact served with the Royal Field Artillery and Herbert Ross with the Scottish Horse. The military connection was very strong within the firm, which employed many other ex-servicemen
1936 The business was incorporated as Hepburn and Ross Limited
1957 Herbert Ross died
1959 Charles Hepburn sold the business to Robertson and Baxter and thereafter devoted himself largely to philanthropy