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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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Whisky Liqueurs
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
$16.78
Bell's Original
(70cl, 40%)
The United Kingdom's most popular blended Scotch whisky, this is the standard release of Bell's Original, with notes of fresh herbs on the nose with cereal sweetness on the palate.  More info
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$25.51
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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$42.48
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
$55.17
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
$87.45
Bells 8 year old blended whisky packaged in a collectable decanter to mark Christmas 2001.  More info
$88.10
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
$88.40
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
$93.85
Release when Band Aid 20 was at number one, this celebrates Christmas 2004, part of a range of collectable decanters from Bells.  More info
$96.11
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
$97.17
A porcelain decanter from Bells, bottled to celebrate the birth of Princess Beatrice in 1988.  More info
$99.51
A collectable decanter from Bells. This commemorates the Queen's 75th Birthday.  More info
$114.19
The Queen has sat on the throne of the United Kingdom for sixty years so it's only fitting that this is commemorated with a Bell's Decanter!  More info
$125.04
The United Kingdom's most popular blended Scotch whisky. This Bells whisky was bottled in a special decanter for Christmas 1998.  More info
$126.15
Every year Bell's releases highly collectable decanters. This one marks Christmas 2000.  More info
$126.15
A special commemorative decanter from Bells to mark Christmas 2002. These have become rather collectable.  More info
$126.15
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
$127.27
A collectable decanter from Bells, this regal bottling celebrates Princess Beatrice.  More info
$134.61
A collectable decanter from Bells, this regal bottling celebrates Princess Eugenie.  More info
$134.61
A very special edition of Bells in a charming decanter to commemorate the Queen Mother's 90th Birthday.  More info
$146.90
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
$157.00
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
$194.33
Bell's Original 4.5L
(450cl, 40%)
An absolutely massive bottle of Bell's Original, a classic blend. It holds 4.5 litres of whisky and was made to be used in bars and pubs - hence the upside-down label.  More info
$197.49
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
$272.06
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
$291.50
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