From Glasgow, Scotland, Lauder’s is a blended Scotch whisky named after its creator, Archibald Lauder. Easily recognizable due to its odd, yet artistically designed bulbous bottle, the Lauder’s brand is also one of the world’s oldest whisky brands that have never gone out of production.
Archibald Lauder begun his endeavor to create a blend that he would deem fit to put his name on, and arrived on the Lauder’s blend after he conducted a thorough observation by inviting his friends to taste the whisky. He owned the Lauder’s bar, a drinking place in Royal Lochnagar, Glasgow which was well-known for having a barbershop inside allowing patrons to get a haircut while they enjoy a drink.
Over the years, the Lauder’s whisky brand developed a considerable amount of intrigue and popularity, both commercial and critical and won a string of awards between 1886 and 1893 at several competitions.
In 1934, the Glasgow based whisky had begun export to the United States and other parts of the globe. The Lauder’s brand was later acquired by Barton Brands, and currently is a part of the New Orleans, USA based Sazerac Company.
The Lauder’s blend has been observed to be a mixture of Highland, Lowland and Speyside whiskies although the exact proportions are not known to the public. The brand has notably preserved their original recipe and composition over the years and inspires a loyalty from its usual drinkers.
Lauder’s Scotch Whisky carries an alcohol strength of 40%, the standard limit for all Scotch whiskies.
The Lauder’s official website reports the medals and awards won by the whisky back in the day such as;
Gold medal at the Edinburgh International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art in 1886.
Gold medal at the Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition in 1887.
Gold medal at the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1888.
Gold medal at the Paris Exhibition in 1889.
Gold medal at the Chicago World Columbian Exhibition in 1893.
Fruity aromas with some traces of vanilla and slightly peaty
Creamy, sweet and fruity with some hints of caramel
Long, smooth finish with an aftertaste of caramel