Fortnum & Mason Profile

With a history spanning more than 300 years, Fortnum & Mason has expanded from a small grocer to owning its flagship store in Piccadilly, plus outlets in St Pancras, Dubai and Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London. Not to mention, its online website which ships worldwide. 

Fortnum & Mason History

What exists now as Fortnum & Mason first started as a small store in St James’ Market, London, in 1705. Founded by Hugh Mason, the company came up with the idea of selling Queen Anne’s half-used candle wax, at a profit, and that spearheaded the company’s success.

The first record of Scotch whisky being bottled for Fortnum & Mason is dated 1887, though the first concrete ascription of a Fortnum & Mason own-label bottling of Scotch whisky was in 1933, according to the company’s archived wine catalogues. 


Fortnum & Mason PLC
181 Piccadilly
United Kingdom
+44 20 7734 8040

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