<p>Bailie Nicol Jarvie (colloquially BNJ) is a brand of whisky distilled and sold by Glenmorangie plc in Scotland. It is named after a character in Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy. It is a blended scotch whisky, which has a good following in Scotland, but is relatively unknown in other parts of the world.
On the label it claims "The Ballie Nicol Jarvie we believe, boasts the highest malt content of any blended Scotch whisky".
The Bailie Nicol Jarvie was first produced in the 1890s. The original version of the blend, or BNJ as it is also known, was devised by business partners Roderick MacDonald and Alexander Muir during 1893 in the Scottish town of Leith. They named it after a character in Sir Walter Scott's renowned novel Rob Roy - a magistrate who tackled a sword wielding Highland clansman in a remote pub by setting his attacker's kilt on fire. The blend was particularly popular in the early 20th century before suffering a dramatic slump in the 1970s and 80s.
The brand was relaunched in 1994 by the Nicol Anderson & Co. Ltd, also based in Leith near Edinburgh. The composition of the blend was changed from the original recipe due to market forces. Only eight single malts from the</p>