J. & J. McWilliam

J. & J. McWilliam, Wine and Spirit Merchants and Distillers' Agents, Wardrop’s Court, 38, Queen Street.—

    In connection with the wine and spirit trade of Glasgow, a prominent and old-established city business is that carried on by Messrs. J. & J. McWilliam. This well-known and representative house was founded in 1850 by Messrs. John and James McWilliam, and it is still conducted by Messrs. James and Alexander McWilliam, under the original name of J. & J. McWilliam, a prosperous and progressive enterprise.

    The original headquarters of the firm were in Miller Street, but for the past thirty-four years Messrs. McWilliam have been at their present address, where the premises occupied comprise a large and commodious flat, well laid out and arranged for warehouse and counting-house purposes, with excellent cellarage of adequate accommodation beneath. A very extensive and carefully selected stock of fine wines and spirits is held, which are drawn from the best sources of supply both at home and abroad.

    As distillers’ agents. Messrs. McWilliam do a very important business, and specialise the products of some of the best Scottish stills, notable among these being the “Strathduie” blend of old Highland whisky, which has won widespread favour. Other specialities, too numerous to mention here, characterise a particularly excellent stock, and speak by their own merits for the sound judgment and ability brought to bear upon the conduct of this business.

    Messrs. J. & J. McWilliam direct all the affairs of their house in person, and upon the same principles by which they have established its success they continue to maintain the same, and to strengthen their position as a firm in the confidence of a connection that extends all over Scotland.

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