If you walked into any Scottish bar and asked for an "inch of Pinch, please," your Haig & Haig Scotch would have been poured from one of these triangular or dimpled bottles. Recognized for over 100 years, the distinctive shape was first developed by one of the Haigs in 1893. Wrapped in a fine wire netting, the bottle was actually patented in 1958. This one was found in the attic of an old farmhouse known for boarding sailors at a nearby training center during the 1960's. Covered with dust and cobwebs and even a bit of scotch still inside, the shape is what caught our attention. The wire netting was nearly disintegrated and eventually we realized there was no way to salvage it.
With a 350 year history of distilling whiskys in Scotland, this one is known simply as Pinch Whisky. On the front it brags, "This whisky is 12 years old." Twelve years old, that is, before it was bottled. Labeled 4/5 quart of Old Blended Scotch Whisky and 86-proof. Label on the back indicates it was imported to Puerto Rico. A nice collectible and unusual bottle for the novice collector. Heavy thick glass and embossed on the bottom. Measures nearly 8-inches tall.