John Crabbie and Co. have been purveyors of wine and spirits since 1801. John Crabbie was a pioneer and a rule breaker - for example, he was one of the first to blend whisky in the 1800’s in order to create consistency – something that was quite elusive in those days. An innovator who loved to challenge convention, John Crabbie's goal was to create versatile whiskies that appealed to many and could be enjoyed mixed or neat.
In 1822 John Crabbie was granted one of only 6 licenses for maturing Scotch Whisky by the Port of Leith in Edinburgh. From this site at the "Yardheads" he created some of the best whiskies of the time.
His pioneering work has been taken into the 21st century by creating Crabbie's Yardhead, a whisky which breaks from the norm and redefines how Scotch Whisky can be enjoyed both mixed or on its own. John Crabbie also independently bottles aged single malt whiskies varying in ages from 8 years up to 50 years and includes limited releases from all regions of Scotland.