There can be few logos as iconic as the Black Scottish Terrier and White West Highland Terrier that adorn every bottle of Black & White. Indeed, the whisky was originally called House of Commons, until the practice of ordering it by the nickname “Black & White” became so common that the brand changed its name. The story goes that James Buchanan was inspired to create the whisky having been to a dogshow in the 1890s. The brand went on to be one of the most successful blends of the 20th century. It was particularly popular in Venezuela and Brazil. Black & White is said to contain some of the finest grain whiskies available, which accounts for its wonderful clean, grainy character, with the faintest hint of smoke. A great value option.