Dimple whisky or pinch as it is known in the USA is the oldest scotch whisky right from the Haig distilling dynasty. Been available for more than 300 years, it is now a part of the story. Records available show that in 1855 Robert Haig was summoned before the Kirk Session for having worked his still on the whisky yeast Sabbath. Earlier than that Robert Haig had in 1627 started a farm at Throsk Stirlingshire. Consequently the year 1627 is regarded as the year when Haig got into distilling. Haig’s went to Newbiggin and Orchard and stayed there till the end of the eighteenth century, All of this when he persisted to distil.
Robert Haig’s great-great grandson, John Haig, married Margaret Stein in the year 1751. The Stein’s had founded distilleries at Kilbagie and Kennetpans in Clackmanshire. All of the five sons of James Haig got into the business and mastered distilling and of the five, four went on to build their own distilleries in different parts of Scotland, England, and Ireland.
The Haig’s passed on the art of distilling fine whisky throughout the generations and most descendents of Robert Haig’s actually owned and operated distilleries. John Haig started a distillery in Edinburgh in 1824 at Cameronbridge and his son John was the first to apply a new process of mixing, this in the year 1870 and by the end of the 1800s they had mastered the fine art of making whisky.
At present, Pinch or dimple Whisky is seen in the homes of the rich and in the priciest of bars and restaurants everywhere on the world. People that have decent taste and take pleasure in fine whisky prefer the rare quality of dimple whisky. Pinch maintains the high quality constantly and in the year 1987 it garnered the gold medal in the Deluxe blended category at the International Wine and Spirit competition.
It is very easy to distinguish pinch or dimple whisky. Dimple whisky comes in a triangular bottle with a wire net wrapped available it. This attractive container seems to have been around for centuries and the wire mesh is applied by hand. The wire mesh appeared to be initially present to prevent the cork out of coming off during rough weather at sea.
As important as the bottle is the pinch decanter. Many a homes make use of it as a decorative item long after the whisky have been consumed. It is understandable that the uniquely shaped pinch bottle appeared to be the first bottle to be trademarked in the USA in 1958.
All of in All dimple whisky is adored by whisky lovers right across the world and it is also regarded as a perfect reward and to give it to someone you love, take pleasure in, and respect. There is simply no top bar in Europe or USA or for that matter on earth that does not have dimple Scotch whisky on the menu. This is a tribute to Robert Haig and his heirs who started out it all.