Standard Scotch whisky blend produced by the Kintocher Whisky Co.
Blended Scotch Whisky
Colt was an 8-year-old blended Scotch bottled at 43% abv, which was exported to Europe, primarily Switzerland, where its owner was based.
The label rather fulsomely stated that Colt was ‘a blend of the finest, most carefully selected whiskies, wholly distilled and matured under Government supervision in Scotland’.
Colt was produced by Glasgow’s Kintocher Whisky Co. in the early 1960s exclusively for the Swiss market, and is now extremely rare.
The Rum Company of Basel (now based in Reinach), owned Kintocher Whisky Co though its Glasgow-based subsidiary Acredyke Whisky Ltd of Bothwell Street, which was registered in August 1960. Acredyke has been dormant wince the 1980s, while Kintocher Whisky Co. was struck from the companies register in 1985.
- 1960s Colt is exported to Switzerland as an 8-year-old blend
- 1980s Acredyke Whisky Ltd ceases to trade