In 1958 a very rare blend of Scotch Malt and Grain Whiskies was discovered in 10 oak casks in The Port of Leith, Edinburgh – in a warehouse owned by William Muir Bond 9 Ltd. (Estd. 1823).
The blend was originally distilled in 1954 and the blend recipe as created by Marshall Taplow Ltd. (Estd. 1760) dates back to the 1800’s.
In 1966 a small quantity of the blend which was now 12 Years Old was bottled for the enjoyment of the Directors of William Muir Bond 9 and a number of their friends.
A total of six individuals were instrumental in forming what became known as Syndicate 58/6 – hence the name.
Edinburgh artist J.G. Rennie painted this scene of the Bond 9 warehouses on Commercial Street in 1929.