Whether you’re an avid 苏格兰威士忌 drinker or a dedicated television watcher, you’ve probably heard of 杜瓦的. 在珀斯, Scotland-based whisky brand has been around since 1846 and has since become a staple on bar carts around the globe.

所爱的人 苏格兰威士忌 may be a worldwide household name, but there’s always more to learn. Read on for 10 facts that every whisky lover should know about 杜瓦的.

The story starts with family.

The brand was founded in 1846 by John Dewar, alongside his 儿子 John Alexander and Tommy. 在1880年代, John officially passed the family business along to John Alexander and Tommy, who marketed 杜瓦的 across the world and built the brand’s Aberfeldy distillery in 1898.

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While the brand is no longer run by the Dewar family, it is proudly headed by master blender Stephanie MacLeod, who has been with 杜瓦的 for almost 25 years.

For 杜瓦的, age is more than just a number.

The brand ages its 苏格兰威士忌 twice — once before blending, and once after. 杜瓦的 索赔 that this double-aging process allows for a more balanced whisky.

America loves 杜瓦的.

Ranking as one of the nation’s 畅销 whisky brands overall, 杜瓦的 has captured the hearts and palates of Americans. 杜瓦的 can even count the VinePair tasting team among its fans, as we ranked 杜瓦的 not once, but twice in our 列表 of the best 苏格兰威士忌 whiskies in 2019.

It 索赔 to have pioneered one of America’s favorite libations.

Legend has it that Tommy Dewar loved traveling almost as much as he loved whisky. The brand’s co-founder even wrote a book about his “Ramble Round the Globe,” in which he 索赔 to have invented the original Highball — made with whisky, soda, and ice — while visiting New York.

杜瓦的 goes for the gold.

杜瓦的 宣布 itself the world’s most awarded blended 苏格兰威士忌 whisky — gaining thousands of awards to date and medaling three times in the 2019 International Whisky Competition.

杜瓦的 found its way into the White House.

Tommy Dewar loved his family’s 苏格兰威士忌 so much that he decided then-U.S. president Benjamin Harrison would, too. 1891年,杜瓦 据报道, sent an 18-gallon cask of 杜瓦的 as a gift to the White House at the request of Scottish-American industria列表 Andrew Carnegie. This action sparkled anger in American whiskey brands, which supposedly resented the president’s decision to consume “外国威士忌.”

It has the Queen’s stamp of approval.

On yet another one of his adventures, Tommy stopped in the U.K. in 1893 and was able to convince Queen Victoria to grant a royal warrant to 杜瓦的. The brand was the first blended 苏格兰威士忌 to receive such an endorsement.

杜瓦的 can thank bizarre ads for its popularity.

Anyone who loves TV knows 杜瓦的. That’s because in 2013, the brand released a series of strange TV ads featuring “Mallrats” actress Claire Forlani — as well as her 尝试 at a Scottish accent, which garnered both confusion and 批评 在观众.

杜瓦的 logo contains multitudes.

杜瓦的 logo is a take on the Celtic truth knot, also known as a “爱结.” It is one of the oldest Celtic symbols, representing strength and longevity. The Dewar family took this symbol’s meaning to the next level, incorporating three Ds for the three Dewars who founded the brand — likely in the hopes that their family name would live on in the brand. Thanks to 杜瓦的 millions of fans, the Dewar family’s legacy has, indeed, endured.

There’s a 杜瓦的 苏格兰威士忌 for everyone.

Whether you’re a big spender, or an imbiber with a more modest budget, 杜瓦的 has something at every price point, with 10 苏格兰威士忌 varieties ranging from $20 to over $200.