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Spotlight Brand


Every so often, I highlight a "brand."  Choose a bird to see if it will show you this offering.

White Parrot
Tropical Flowers & Flamingo

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My wife and I started teaching in 1971 and retired in 2004.  We both enjoyed working with the students we taught so it should be of no surprise that I chose Teachers Scotch as a brand to highlight.   A brief history follows:


In 1830, William Teacher took advantage of the new "Excise Act" and began selling whisky. From 1832 he was selling it from his wife's grocery shop in Glasgow. By 1856, with help from his sons, he was granted a license for consumption and opened his own dram shop. He died in 1876, leaving his two sons William Jr and Adam in charge of the company, known as William Teacher & Sons Ltd. They moved the business to St. Enoch Square, where it remained until 1991. The company opened its Ardmore distillery in 1898, ensuring a guaranteed supply of Scotch for its Teacher's Highland Cream blend. The brand entered the US market after the end of Prohibition in the United States; the first shipment of Teacher's was sent on the Cunard steamer Scythia. Teacher & Sons acquired the Glendronach distillery in 1960 and built a modern blending and bottling plant in Glasgow in 1962.

In 1976, Teacher & Sons was bought by Allied Breweries, which became part of Allied Lyons in 1978 and then Allied Domecq in 1994. The Glendronach distillery was shut down in 1996 and was later sold off to Chivas Brothers after being reopened in 2002. In 2005, Allied Domecq was taken over by Pernod RicardBeam Inc. acquired Ardmore and the Teacher's brand, along with Laphroaig distillery on Islay.  In 2014, Beam was purchased by Suntory to form Beam Suntory.

My idea of "Working from Home."

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