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Dimple whisky, the oldest between scotch whiskies


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Dimple whisky or pinch as it is known in the USA is the oldest scotch whisky from the Haig distilling dynasty. Been around for over 300 years, it is now part of the story. Records available reveal that in 1855 Robert Haig had been summoned before the Kirk Session for having working his still on the www.whiskyyeast.com Sabbath. Earlier than that Robert Haig had in 1627 started a farm at Throsk Stirlingshire. Hence the year 1627 is considered as the year the moment Haig got into distilling. Haig’s transferred to Newbiggin and Orchard and remained there before the end of the eighteenth century, Just about all this while he went on to distil.

Robert Haig’s great-great grandson, John Haig, married Margaret Stein in the year 1751. The Stein’s had established distilleries at Kilbagie and Kennetpans in Clackmanshire. All of the five sons of James Haig got into the business and mastered distilling and of the five, four continued to build their own distilleries in numerous parts of Scotland, England, and Ireland.

The Haig’s passed on the art of distilling fine whisky through the generations and nearly all heirs of Robert Haig’s bought and managed distilleries. John Haig started out a distillery in Edinburgh in 1824 at Cameronbridge and his son John seemed to be the first to apply a new method of blending, this in the year 1870 and by the end of the 1800s they had mastered the fine art of creating whisky.

Nowadays, Pinch or dimple Whisky is found in the homes of the rich and in the most expensive of bars and restaurants throughout the world. People that have fantastic taste and treasure fine whisky prefer the rare quality of dimple whisky. Pinch maintains the high quality always and in the year 1987 it won the gold medal in the Deluxe blended category at the International Wine and Spirit competition.

It is very easy to distinguish pinch or dimple whisky. Dimple whisky comes in a triangular bottle with a wire net wrapped around it. This attractive container seems to have been around for centuries and the wire mesh is applied by hand. The wire mesh has been initially present to prevent the cork from coming off during rough weather at sea.

As important as the bottle is the pinch decanter. Many a homes use it as a decorative item very long after the whisky have been consumed. It is perfectly logical that the uniquely shaped pinch bottle had been the first bottle to be trademarked in the USA in 1958.

All of in Just about all dimple whisky is treasured by whisky lovers throughout the world and it is also regarded as an ideal present and to give it to someone you love, value, and respect. There is certainly no top bar in Europe or USA or for that matter globally that does not have dimple Scotch whisky on the menu. This is a tribute to Robert Haig and his successors who started out it all.