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Mackie and Co. Distillers

From Graces Guide

of 217, West George Street, Glasgow

1742 The business traced its establishment to the White Horse Cellar Inn, Edinburgh, the old coaching house for London coaches.

1895 Mackie and Company, Distillers, Limited was registered, with a capital of £150,000, to acquire and carry on the existing distillery establishments and business in Glasgow. The registered office was at 13 Carlton Place, Glasgow.[1]

1924 A circular was issued to shareholders, calling a meeting to consider a resolution for voluntary liquidation with a view to disposing of the business to a new company. It was proposed to sell the business to the existing shareholders for £1,300,000, and that a new company be formed, to be called White Horse Distillers Limited. Stocks of whisky had been valued at £3,000,000, and the new company would acquire them at half the price. Sir Peter Mackie would be retiring from active management, but the business would be carried on as usual under the same personnel.[2] A few days later the new company was registered, with capital of £1,300,000 to acquire the whole interest in, and assets of, distillery establishments and businesses belonging to Mackie, and the trade of distillers, merchants, and blenders, carried on by them at Glasgow, London, and elsewhere.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald 14 September 1895
  2. The Scotsman 16 January 1924
  3. The Scotsman 26 January 1924
  • National Records of Scotland BT2/2993