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The Claymore blended Scotch Whisky traces a history all the way back to 1890, produced by A Ferguson & Co of Glasgow. The word “Claymore” means “great sword” in Gaelic, an ancient Scottish two handed sword used by the Highlanders.
This is when the production of Claymore Whisky was launched and therefore was also the beginning of a long-term building of know-how and experience of catering for diverse tastes. The production of Whisky takes place in several steps. First the grain is malted. The grain is spread and moistened until it finally sprouts. This starch turns into sugar. Through the heat the grain must always be redeployed so that the temperature among all classes of grain stays the same. The germination with heat is stopped after a while. The resulting malt is suitable for storage.
The Claymore blended Scotch Whisky is aged between four to five years in strictly selected barrels. This maturation imparts its special character and created the beautiful mahogany color of this Scotch.