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velocci
01-06-2009, 13:09
Hi there, I got an old bottle of scotch for my birthday last month and the label says its from a company called the hudson bay company. it says it was distilled and bottled in Scotland. anyone ever hear of this company?
is this bottle any good?

Jono
01-06-2009, 14:03
Never heard of it....here are bottle photos of similar:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/miniature/smallworld/image/ScotchH3.htm

1934 screw top imports.

1940 ad
http://i7.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/f2/61/7e07_1.JPG

Other whiskey with the same name but English and Canadian:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Whiskey(%3F)-Bottle----Hudson's-Bay-Company-of-England_W0QQitemZ280299711038QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ 20090105?IMSfp=TL090105125010r213

Or

http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/?p=902

velocci
01-06-2009, 14:28
yes, its the brand in the first link, but the bottle is shaped differently.


Never heard of it....here are bottle photos of similar:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/miniature/smallworld/image/ScotchH3.htm

1934 screw top imports.

1940 ad
http://i7.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/f2/61/7e07_1.JPG

Other whiskey with the same name but English and Canadian:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Whiskey(%3F)-Bottle----Hudson's-Bay-Company-of-England_W0QQitemZ280299711038QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ 20090105?IMSfp=TL090105125010r213

Or

http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/?p=902

Jono
01-06-2009, 15:12
Some info on the company-

http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/faq/default.asp

"I have an old liquor bottle marked Hbc. What can you tell me about it?

In fact Hbc used to have a full line of spirits - scotch, rye, brandy, rum, and gin. Of these the best known was probably the scotch, which was marketed under the name "Best Procurable". At one point Hbc owned about 25% of the famous Glenlivet distillery in Scotland. Liquor was one of the major pillars of the wholesale division, a part of our business which included tea and coffee, cigarettes and tobacco, and confectionery. Hbc sold these items not only in their stores and fur trade posts, but also to other 3rd party retailers who carried the stock in outlets and small town general stores across the country. Hudson's Bay Co., Inc. was our U.S. wholesale subsidiary selling to the American market.

The recession of the 1980s caused Hbc to re-examine all its business which was very diversified at that point. It was decided that non-core businesses would be disposed of. The liquor business was one of these. In 1987 Hudson's Bay Distillers was sold to Seagram's. As a result Hbc spirits became unavailable in Canada. However, Hudson's Bay Company Blended Scotch Whiskey continues to be sold in the U.S. thanks to special licensing arrangements with Sidney Frank Importing.'

Jono
01-06-2009, 15:28
http://216.35.178.12/index.cfm
Sydney Frank Importing....Jaegermeister etc. and Hudson Bay Whiskey

http://216.35.178.12/frontdoor/brandhome.cfm

Jono
01-06-2009, 15:28
http://216.35.178.12/index.cfm
Sydney Frank Importing....Jagermeister etc. and Hudson Bay Whiskey

http://216.35.178.12/frontdoor/brandhome.cfm

http://boozeyoucanuse.com/2007/04/20/goes-well-with-a-stripey-wool-blanket/

velocci
01-07-2009, 08:26
interesting stuff. thanks alot for all your info


Some info on the company-

http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/faq/default.asp

"I have an old liquor bottle marked Hbc. What can you tell me about it?

In fact Hbc used to have a full line of spirits - scotch, rye, brandy, rum, and gin. Of these the best known was probably the scotch, which was marketed under the name "Best Procurable". At one point Hbc owned about 25% of the famous Glenlivet distillery in Scotland. Liquor was one of the major pillars of the wholesale division, a part of our business which included tea and coffee, cigarettes and tobacco, and confectionery. Hbc sold these items not only in their stores and fur trade posts, but also to other 3rd party retailers who carried the stock in outlets and small town general stores across the country. Hudson's Bay Co., Inc. was our U.S. wholesale subsidiary selling to the American market.

The recession of the 1980s caused Hbc to re-examine all its business which was very diversified at that point. It was decided that non-core businesses would be disposed of. The liquor business was one of these. In 1987 Hudson's Bay Distillers was sold to Seagram's. As a result Hbc spirits became unavailable in Canada. However, Hudson's Bay Company Blended Scotch Whiskey continues to be sold in the U.S. thanks to special licensing arrangements with Sidney Frank Importing.'