Black and White whisky is a famous old blended scotch whisky. It is a classic blend of some of the choicest whiskies in Scotland, containing a high proportion of quality grain whisky, and manufactured by Diageo. It is light, fresh and spicy with a hint of smoke.
Black and White whisky was originally produced by the London-based company, James Buchanan & Co Ltd in 1902, which was founded by James Buchanan, one of history’s great Whisky barons. He wanted to offer a superior blend to the wider public.
It was originally known as The Buchanan Blend and nicknamed the ‘House of Commons’, Black and White scotch was sold in a black and white bottle. "That Black and White Whisky" became "Black & White" when it became popular among the public in 1902. The brand's motif featured a black Scottish Terrier and a white West Highland White Terrier ‘Scottie and Westie’, which became iconic symbols. The idea for the same was conceived in the 1890’s by James Buchanan himself, as the story goes, when he was going back home from a dog-show. He was an animal-lover and felt that the playful, affectionate and humble character of terriers was an ideal representation of the spirit of Black and White.
Today, Black and White whisky is popular in places like India, South Africa and across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Black & White whisky has a hint of peat, with acute grain and biscuits, and some delicious sour
The Black & White scotch palate is sweet dried fruit, young oak, lemon, caramel and vanilla.
Black & White Whisky finish is short, with a slight honeyed sweetness.
Black & White whisky featured in the James Bond Novel ‘Moonraker’ by Ian Fleming, and also in the James Bond movie Dr. No.
In the 1964 movie Father Goose. Cary Grant is shown to be fond of Black and White scotch. Walt Disney reportedly had a cocktail called a Scotch Mist, which was Black & White scotch poured over crushed ice with some lemon, every day after work.
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