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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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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
$59.75
An Extra Special decanter from Bells, bottled in solid porcelain.  More info
The delightful 1990 Christmas decanter from Bells. We can say without doubt that of all the decanters we've seen, this is certainly one of them.  More info
Bell’s 5 Year Old blended Scotch whisky "Extra Special". To have survived from the 1970s to the present day, this bottling certainly is extra special!  More info
$159.34
A Bells decanter released to celebrate the Queen's 60th birthday.  More info
$126.06
A special decanter from Bells, released for Christmas of 1996.  More info
$92.29
A porcelain decanter from Bells which was bottled to celebrate the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986.  More info
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
$79.67
A Bells Decanter released to mark the birth of Prince William of Wales on the 21st June 1982.  More info
$149.39
Sold in the 1960s, this bottle of Bell's Royal Vat 12 Year Old is a collectible blended Scotch whisky that you certainly don't see every day, or even every year for that matter.  More info
$239.02
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
$199.18
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
$126.15
Bell's Original 1.5l
(150cl, 40%)
A Magnum of Bell's Original, the UK's most popular blended whisky, with a focus on the malt of Blair Athol in Pitlochry.  More info
$56.55
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