The name '100 Pipers' is derived from the tradition of Scottish armies being led into battle by Pipers playing bagpipes. These Pipers inspired the armies and sent terror into the hearts of the enemy. In recognition of the pipers' courage and leadership, a dram of the finest whisky was reserved for each one - a tradition maintained today when a Piper plays at Scottish gatherings.
The finest hour, but perhaps the most tragic, of the Scottish Pipers occured in the early 18th century during the Jacobite invasions into England.
Two ill- fated attempts to restore a Stuart King to the English throne culminated in the 1745 uprising under Bonnie Prince Charlie, grandson of the last Stuart monarch. He marched south with 100 Pipers, drawn from all the clans, leading his army. Their story was celebrated in the old Scottish song, 'The Ballard of 100 Pipers'.
100 Pipers Scotch whisky celebrates many Scottish traditions. No other brand is so intimately linked to Scottish heritage.
100 Pipers is a unique blend of selected malt and grain Scotch whiskies, which together contribute flavours from all the Scottish whisky regions to the final blend.
Malt whiskies from the Highlands have fruity, spicy characters; Lowlands whiskies have light, gentle, floral notes; and those from Islay have powerful smoky, pungent qualities. Speyside's famous malt whiskies provide a gentle smoothness and richness. 100 Pipers is blended and bottled in Scotland before being exported to markets such as Spain and Thailand.
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Product Dimensions||10.5 X 3.5 X 3.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Country Produced in||Scotland|