T. B. Watson Ltd. has been trading in Dumfries since 1909 and was incorporated in 1924. The company has changed somewhat since its humble beginnings as a Gent's Outfitters in the days when the well-dressed gentleman was never seen without his hat! The present directors' grandparents bought the company in 1948 (after managing it for many years) just after the second world war and proceeded to expand the business to include a ladies-wear shop, barber's shops, fishing tackle / sports equipment specialist and finally a tobacconist and wine & spirit merchants although only the wine & spirit merchants and the tobacconist (both under the same roof) remain now.
One of our directors, Brian Gibson, is a 'Keeper of the Quaich', a prestigious award given to those who dedicate themselves and their time to the promotion of Scotch Whisky.
In addition to all this we now also provide a service whereby we can personalise labels for malt whisky, vodka, champagne, and wine along with wine & miniatures for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries & weddings etc. The malt whisky miniatures in particular are popular as wedding favours. Click here T B Watson - personalised wines & spirits to be taken to our dedicated page.
Another recent addition in 2005 was the purchase of a successful local crystal engraving company called Galloway Glass (formerly based in Beeswing, Dumfries). From our Dumfries studio base we supply quality engraved crystal to customers throughout the world. The combination of detailed engraving with a unique product presentation and truly responsive customer service has resulted in a growing business to business customer base.
Browse our comprehensive trade product catalogue, view a selection of our designs and judge for yourselves why so many retailers, clubs and corporate clients choose Galloway Glass.
and if you are looking for an individual gift for any occasion then click on the next link to be taken to our retail pages.