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John Dewar and Sons

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1910. A Selection of Adverts that appeared in the 1910 Practical Advertising, published by Mather and Crowther.
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John Dewar and Sons of Perth produce blended Scotch whisky.

1846 The company was founded by John Dewar, Sr, (J. H. Dewar).

Under the guidance and leadership of his two sons, John A. Dewar Jr. and Tommy Dewar, the brand expanded on a global scale. Tommy Dewar, gifted with charisma and charm, was a large asset to the success of the brand.

By 1896, Dewar's had grown and become a global brand, acknowledged by consumers and whisky enthusiasts all over the world.

Dewar's eventually expanded their product by constructing the Aberfeldy Distillery in 1896, which produces single malt scotch whisky under the labels Aberfeldy 12 and Aberfeldy 21.

1916 Formation of Scotch Whisky Brands Ltd, which later became Buchanan-Dewar Ltd., combining James Buchanan and Co, John Dewar and Sons and W. P. Lowrie and Co[1]

Now part of Distillers Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 1, 1919