Hedges & Butler Scotch
"Hedges & Butler Royal De Luxe contains a high proportion of first rate malt and grain whiskies selected by our Master Blender. Sourced from over 15 distilleries in Scotland, each of these whiskies is aged 5 years and over."
"stablished in London in 1667, Hedges & Butler – merchants of fine wines and spirits – has built up a worldwide reputation for refinement and quality.
First granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1837, Hedges & Butler has been an official supplier to successive monarchs, both British and foreign.
Hedges & Butler whiskies have also enjoyed worldwide appeal for decades."
30th December 2016http://www.ianmacleod.com/brands/hedges-butler
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