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Tartan Details - Scotch Whisky

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Scotch Whisky" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 11686
Designer: Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date: 01/06/2016
Registration date: 22 December 2016
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. The tartan is designed and owned by Steven Patrick Sim - The Tartan Artisan ® - Copyright © 2016. All weaving, tailoring, and commercial use is managed by the designer. Contact Steve regarding use at: [email protected], or use the email below.


UK IPO Registered Design No. 6014261. Scotch Whisky Tartan ® is UK IPO Registered Trademark No. 3158697. 1494 ® is UK IPO Registered Trademark No. 3204936.
Registration notes: Created to celebrate Scotch Whisky, the tartan also pays tribute to the ‘Spiritual home of Scotch’ (Lindores Abbey, Fife), remembering the first written record of whisky production in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland 1st June 1494. “To Friar John Cor, by order of the King, to make aqua vitae VIII bolls of malt.” — Exchequer Rolls 1494–95, Vol x, p. 487. Considered to be the industry's founding document, it records Brother Cor, a ‘Grey Monk’ of the Tironensian Order, being charged with the commission of making "acqua vitae" by King James IV. The tartan was created to tell this story. Colours and Geometry: Blue is the pure Scottish water used to make the spirit, the three stripes representing the ‘Holy Burn’, the water source used by the Monks of Lindores Abbey; Dark Grey represents John Cor and the robes of the Tironensian Order; Russet Brown represents the traditional oak cask used for maturation, the shade between the brown and ochre alluding also to the copper pot still; Ochre represents the ‘eight bolls of malt’, the shade between the ochre and grey representing the yeast; Yellow and Amber combine to represent the Scotch Whisky itself, with yellow shades in the tartan representing the ancient barley fields surrounding Lindores Abbey in 1494. The Scotch Whisky tartan is designed to harmonise with ‘The Angels' Share’ (tartan reference 11497), the White not only representing the glint in the whisky glass but also the Angels, said to have their own interest in Scotch. Visit the registrant's website for the full numeracy and rationale within the tartan: www.theTartanArtisan.com/ScotchWhisky.
Registrant details: Mr Steven Patrick Sim, The Tartan Artisan ®, 8a Church Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 1JL
[email protected]
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