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    the hudson bay company

    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?

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    Re: the hudson bay company

    Never heard of it....here are bottle photos of similar:
    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/miniature/sma...e/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...gallery/?p=902
    Last edited by Jono; 01-06-2009 at 13:08.

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    Re: the hudson bay company

    yes, its the brand in the first link, but the bottle is shaped differently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Never heard of it....here are bottle photos of similar:
    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/miniature/sma...e/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...gallery/?p=902

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    Re: the hudson bay company

    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.'

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    Re: the hudson bay company

    http://216.35.178.12/index.cfm
    Sydney Frank Importing....Jaegermeister etc. and Hudson Bay Whiskey

    http://216.35.178.12/frontdoor/brandhome.cfm

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    Re: the hudson bay company

    Last edited by Jono; 01-06-2009 at 14:47.

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    Re: the hudson bay company

    interesting stuff. thanks alot for all your info

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    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.'

 

 

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