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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 75cl Bell's blended Scotch whisky ceramic decanter dating from the 1980s.  More info
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A collectable decanter from Bells. This commemorates the Queen's 75th Birthday.  More info
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Release when Band Aid 20 was at number one, this celebrates Christmas 2004, part of a range of collectable decanters from Bells.  More info
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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
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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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$650.66
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
$697.14
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
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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
$185.90
A rare old bottling of Bell's blended Scotch whisky dating from the 1960s. (Please note that the back label is severely torn.)  More info
$223.08
A 12 year old version of Bells, bottled in a porcelain decanter.  More info
A 1988 Christmas decanter from Bells, made of finest porcelain.  More info
A collectible decanter from Bell's, celebrating Christmas 1989! The bell-shaped decanter shows a rendition of Perth, Scotland, in the winter of 1895. Evidently people enjoyed riding their bikes on ice...  More info
$111.54
A Bells decanter, created to celebrate Christmas 1989. A day when there was a major interest rate increase announced in Japan.  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
A porcelain Christmas decanter from Bells, bottled to celebrate Christmas 1991.  More info
A very tasteful decanter from Bells, bottled to celebrate Christmas of 1992. Jingle Bells.  More info
A Christmas Porcelain decanter from Bells, bottled for Christmas 1995.  More info
A special decanter from Bells, released for Christmas of 1996.  More info
$86.13
A collectable decanter from Bells, this 8 year old was released to mark Christmas 2006.  More info
$84.20
A decanter to celebrate Christmas 2007, Bells releases yearly festive decanters which have become very collectable.  More info
A special commemorative edition of Bells 8 year old, these decanters have become very collectable.  More info
$112.61
The UK's most popular blend presented in a fancy commemorative decanter.  More info
$74.28
Bell's 8 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
The UK's favourite blend is based around Blair Athol, which is based in Pitlochry in Perthshire.  More info
Bell's 8 Year Old 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
$60.57
Bell's 8 Year Old 1l
(100cl, 40%)
A litre bottle of Bells, the UK's favourite blended whisky. This is a rich, nutty blend based around the malt whisky from Blair Athol.  More info
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