Canada has been that distant cousin of the US who gets left out at every major family gathering. It’s hardly surprising that when it comes to whisky, Canada is often not the country that pops up in your head, not even the fourth or the fifth time. Yet, Canadian whisky exists, and to the astonishment of many, has made a guest appearance in the very popular period drama, Mad Men.
If you clicked on this, we presume you want to know what Patch Whisky’s art is all about. But we would also like to believe that you are interested or at least curious about graffiti. Keeping that in mind we would like to tell you a different story before we begin talking about Patch Whisky. This story is about the beginning of the revolutionary art movement in the 1970s.
Established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, it is one of the few whisky companies in Scotland which is still family-owned, in its third generation of business. Fred Douglas Laing or FDL, as he is affectionately referred to in the industry, started his business almost 70 years ago. Today, the Big Peat Distillery is one of the world’s leading independent Scotch whisky specialist-manufacturer.