One of the lesser known of the old Scotch blending brands, the Antiquary was particularly popular during the 1950–60s. The range was purchased, along with the rest of the J.W. Hardie whisky company, in 1997 by Tomatin. The distillery have since modernised the design, giving the bottle this handsome angular look, complete with refreshing screw-top closure. The blend is said to have a higher proportion of malt whiskies than most blends, which perhaps explains its excellent flavours. This is a superb balanced blend, with highlights of cream, vanilla, heather honey and rich toffee. Tremendous value for money.