Big Boy Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

This no-age-statement blend of ‘100% Scotch whiskies’ was produced mostly for the Italian market. Playing on its name, bottle labels for Big Boy sported the figure of a tall, extremely strong Highlander carrying a cask.

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

Big Boy History

The Tanist Bonding Company was established in 1968 and operated from an office in Hope Street, Glasgow. During the 1970s and ‘80s it produced a series of blended Scotch brands for the Italian market, one of which was Big Boy.

Its founder, Osvaldo Franchi, who had sought to strengthen Italy-Scotland relations, passed away in 1990, and The Tanist Bonding Company was dissolved two years later.


The Tanist Bonding Company logo

Current owner

  • The Tanist Bonding Company

See also

  • Seven Eleven Seven Eleven Seven Eleven Brand

    Seven Eleven

    Scotch blend created for the Italian market by the Tanist Bonding Company of Glasgow.

  • Glen Forest Glen Forest Glen Forest Brand

    Glen Forest

    Value blended Scotch whisky from one of Italy’s largest beverage distributors.

  • Glenforest Glenforest Glenforest Blender


    The Scotch whisky arm of one of Europe’s largest beverage manufacturers and distributors.

  • Honest John Honest John Honest John Brand

    Honest John

    Standard Scotch blend created by the Tanist Bonding Company exclusively for sale in Italy.

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