Blended Scotch produced by Daniel Crawford & Sons primarily for the export market.
Daniel Crawford's Profile
Blended Scotch Whisky
Daniel Crawford’s blended Scotch was available in the Old Matured and Red Star variants, and bottled solely for the export trade primarily in the 1970s and 80s.
The brand was produced by Daniel Crawford & Son Ltd, one of the many small blending concerns consumed by the Distillers Company Ltd. in 1944.
The brand is not to be confused with Crawford’s Five Star or Three Star, produced by A&A Crawford.
Daniel Crawford's History
Daniel Crawford & Son Ltd started out as a wine and spirit merchant and exporter in Glasgow’s Queen Street in 1850.
After acquisition by DCL in 1913 Daniel Crawford & Son was the licence holder for Parkmore distillery in Dufftown, although it was used purely for storage having closed in 1931.
Daniel Crawford’s Old Matured was exported primarily to France, Greece, Corsica, Andorra, Bahrain, Dubai, Mauritius, Netherlands, Austria and in bulk to New Zealand. Meanwhile Daniel Crawford’s Red Star’s main market was Mauritius.
Neither expression was introduced to the UK home trade but bottles do come to auction occasionally.
- 1850 Daniel Crawford and Ewing Russell Crawford form a partnership, Daniel Crawford & Sons
- 1944 Daniel Crawford & Sons is acquired by the DCL
- 1974 Daniel Crawford & Sons relocates to Leith
- 1990s Daniel Crawford Old Matured and Red Star are withdrawn from export markets