Ancestor Scotch 12 Years by Dewars 86 proof 750ML with Gift Box Hard to find discontinued !Born into a humble farming family, John Dewar rejected tradition and set out to create the finest blended whiskies in the world. And that's just what he did.Tommy was a larger than life personality. Any one who shared a Scotch with him would walk away with a Dewarism to ponder. He's long gone, but his wisdom remains. John Alexander Dewar and Tommy Dewar were as different as night and day but they shared a love of fine whisky. Tommy, charismatic and gregarious, handled advertising while John, quiet and focused, stayed behind to build the business. In the end, their lives turned out as unique as the whisky they produced.The Dewar's whisky brand was created by John Dewar, Sr. in 1846. Under the control of his two sons, John A. Dewar Jr. and Thomas "Tommy" Dewar, the brand expanded to become a global market by 1896. Tommy became famous as the author of a travel journal, Ramble Round the Globe, which documented his travels while publicizing the Dewar name. Dewar's eventually expanded their product by constructing the Aberfeldy Distillery in 1896.The company joined Distillers Company in 1925. Distillers was acquired by Guinness in 1986, and Guinness merged with Grand Metropolitan to form Diageo in 1997. Diageo sold Dewar's to Bacardi the next year.