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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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Ellersly Road, Edinburgh

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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
$97.28
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
$680.98
A stout bottling of Bell's Royal Reserve 20 year old, produced in the 1980s. This collectible bottle also comes with the original presentation box, which has been scratched across its equator but is...  More info
$291.85
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
$291.85
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
$700.44
The compliments that Bell's whisky decanters always ring true. This collectible bell-shaped ceramic decanter was produced in the 1970s.  More info
$340.49
When you're designing a decanter for Bell's Blended Scotch Whisky, you don't design some sort of lion or a guitar. You make a bell just like this one. The clue is in the name. This particular decanter...  More info
$680.98
A 1970s decanter of Bell's Blended Scotch Whisky, in the shape of a bell, obviously. This decanter comes with the original box, although unfortunately the top of the box has been torn off at some...  More info
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$680.98
Blimey! This is a massive bottle of Bell’s Blended Scotch Whisky from the 1970s. 4.5 litres of the brilliant blend, measured in pints on the bottle (8 pints!). These big buddies were made to be used...  More info
$729.63
A bottling of Bell's blended whisky from the 1970s, where it would have been enjoyed "afore ye go" watch Queen or Electric Light Orchestra perform live.  More info
$194.57
Bell's Extra Special
(227cl, 0%)
This is an ancient and highly collectible 2.27 litre bottle of Bells Extra Special. Very interesting to see a bottle of whisky with the volume quote in pints!  More info
$338.79
Release when Band Aid 20 was at number one, this celebrates Christmas 2004, part of a range of collectable decanters from Bells.  More info
$96.23
A collectable decanter from Bells, this regal bottling celebrates Princess Eugenie.  More info
$134.77
A special commemorative decanter from Bells to mark Christmas 2002. These have become rather collectable.  More info
$126.31
A very festive Bell's 8 year old, released to commemorate Christmas 2005. The range of decanters from Bells has become very collectable.  More info
$88.51
Bells 8 year old blended whisky packaged in a collectable decanter to mark Christmas 2001.  More info
$88.20
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
$87.56
This is a bells Porcelain decanter to celebrate the birth of Princess Beatrice.

*Please not that this is an auction piece and is about half full.*  More info
$93.96
A collectable decanter from Bells, this regal bottling celebrates Princess Beatrice.  More info
$134.77
Bell's Original 35cl
(35cl, 40%)
A half bottle of the incredibly popular blend, Bells Original. A spicy, clean blend with good balance.  More info
$16.80
This is the annual release of the porcelain Bell's Christmas Decanter, for 2012. This will be a popular addition to many a collection!  More info
$127.43
Every year Bell's releases highly collectable decanters. This one marks Christmas 2000.  More info
$126.31
The United Kingdom's most popular blended Scotch whisky. This Bells whisky was bottled in a special decanter for Christmas 1998.  More info
$126.31
A very rare porcelain decanter from Bells, commemorating the Queen's 60th birthday. The decanter is in perfect condition, though the cardboard box is slightly damaged.  More info
$157.19
A porcelain decanter from Bells, bottled to celebrate the birth of Princess Beatrice in 1988.  More info
$99.63
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