White Horse 1950s / US Import
"By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen"
The origins of White Horse Distillers dates back to 1880 and the foundation of whisky merchants, James Logan Mackie & Co. After just fours years in business, the company bought a stake in Islay’s Lagavulin distillery, which trained the art of distilling and blending to James’ nephew, Peter Mackie. He joined the company in 1980, launching the now famous White Horse blend the following year. When Peter Mackie died in 1924, the company was reorganised as White Horse Distillers, and became part of DCL in 1927. The distilling empire granted it the licenses for Lagavulin and Glen Elgin distilleries, but eventually limited its blend to export markets. Its modern iteration, Diageo, eventually dissolved the company in 2010.
Imported to the United States via Browne Vintners of New York.
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