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Bells

Arthur Bell had previously worked for a Scottish drinks merchant, when he joined the company in 1837 and became a partner in 1851. Arthur could see the great opportunities in blended whisky and travelled around Scotland and the Isles to find malt whiskies for his own blends. He worked against the grain and, rather than using young, poorly matured whiskies for blending, he made a point of sourcing only well-aged spirit. From this he secured a sterling reputation as a man of substance.

The Bells name did not feature on the labels for some time, though. Arthur Bell believed that he did not need a brand to sell his whisky and that a consistent quality was enough. This changed, however, after his sons joined the business and in 1904 a whisky was released under the name Arthur Bell & Sons Extra Special Old Scotch Whisky.

In 1925, the company registered the company motto ‘Afore ye go’. The slogan came about during the First World War, when cases of Bells were sent to the docks for soldiers to enjoy 'afore' they went. Bells is today the UK’s bestselling blended Scotch whisky and the blend is still made from thirty-five different whiskies matured for between five and twelve years.

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Distillery Address

Ellersly Road, Edinburgh

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Blimey! What a big bottle of Bell's blend from the 1970s! 450cl of ancient Bell's whisky for you spirits collectors out there.  More info
$674.89
This is a bottling of Bell's Royal Reserve 20 year old blend which was produced in the 1980s. Collectible and rare, it also comes with a presentation box that features (what else?) a bell.  More info
$281.21
A Bell's bell shaped decanter, produced in the 1970s. Well kept over the years, this one even includes the presentation box! Perfect for the whisky-drinking campanologist in your life.  More info
$656.15
Bell's Original 1l
(100cl, 40%)
A full litre of Arthur Bell's finest. Now no longer billed as an 8 year old, the 'Original' is still very much a great value proposition, and is as good now as it ever was.  More info
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$38.13
Arthur Bell would be proud to see this gorgeous bottle of Bell's 12 Year Old De Luxe Scotch Whisky as it has been kept in very good condition since it was made in the 1980s. Even the presentation box...  More info
$149.98
A 1970s ceramic decanter of Bell's Blended Scotch Whisky, which seems to have a sprinkling of glitter in the varnish, which makes it rather pretty as well as collectible.  More info
$93.74
This Bell's Decanter was released to commemorate the Queen Mother's 90th Birthday.

*Please note this decanter does not have a tin.*  More info
$84.36
Bell's blended Scotch whisky has been popular since the early 1900s and continues to be enjoyed even today. This is a bottling of their Extra Special Blended Scotch whisky, which is the name they used...  More info
$112.48
A bottle of Bell's 12 Year Old De Luxe from the 1970s, the stuff dreams are made of. This blended beauty comes complete with the original display box, which is covered in... Well, bells. Obviously.  More info
$187.47
A smaller, more compact bell-shaped decanter of Bell's Blended Scotch Whisky, produced in the 1970s. It holds 18.75cl of the classic blend. These make an excellent collectible piece for whisky lovers.  More info
$93.74
A special Millenium decanter of 8 year old blended whisky from Bell's, complete with a whisky timeline tracking the water of life's history back to 1494.  More info
$118.73
Collectible and well kept, this is a bottle of Bell's Extra Special blended Scotch whisky, which was aged for 8 years. It was produced in the 1990s and comes with the original presentation tin tube.  More info
$74.99
A Bells Decanter released to mark the birth of Prince William of Wales on the 21st June 1982.  More info
$140.60
A Bells decanter released to celebrate the Queen's 60th birthday.  More info
$118.65
An Extra Special decanter from Bells, bottled in solid porcelain.  More info
A special decanter from Bells, released for Christmas of 1996.  More info
$86.86
A Bell's Decanter celebrating the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's & Prince Charles' wedding, released in 1997.

*Please note that this is empty. There is no whisky in this decanter. It is...  More info
$56.24
The UK's most popular blend presented in a fancy commemorative decanter.  More info
$74.91
This is a auction piece with slight wear to box. Tan coloured porcelain Bells decanter.  More info
$70.41
Bell's, the UK's most popular blend, presented in a large blue decanter.  More info
$117.09
A very collectable, incredibly rare Bells ceramic decanter, released to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  More info
$124.90
A very special edition of Bells in a charming decanter to commemorate the Queen Mother's 90th Birthday.  More info
$179.58
A Bells Decanter released to celebrate the marriage of Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson in 1986. It is nearly empty but remains collectable.  More info
$108.58
Bells 8 year old blended whisky packaged in a collectable decanter to mark Christmas 1996.  More info
$85.10
This is a Bells porcelain decanter to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.  More info
$115.53
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