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Honest John Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

Honest John was a Glasgow-made blend designed exclusively for the Italian market in the 1970s and 1980s. A standard NAS blend of unknown make-up, it was bottled at 40% abv.

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch
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Honest John History

Established in 1968, the Tanist Bonding Company operated out of an office in Hope Street, Glasgow. With strong Italian-Scots links, the company exported its brands during the 1970s and ‘80s to the Italian market. Honest John was one of them.

The Tanist Bonding Company brands ceased towards the end of the 1980s and the company was eventually dissolved in 1992.

Timeline

  • 1968 Tanist Bonding Company Ltd is registered in Glasgow
  • 1970-80s Honest John is exported to Italy as a 4/5 quart (0.91l) bottling at 40% abv
  • 1992 Tanist Bonding Company Ltd is dissolved

Owner

The Tanist Bonding Company logo

Current owner

  • The Tanist Bonding Company
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