Originally known as House of Commons, this blend was created by James Buchanan & Co Ltd., which wanted a scotch for urbane London crowds. Ironically, it was unavailable in England for decades. The Scottie and Westie on the label were added in the 1890s and became iconic symbols of Scotch whisky. Although not an urbane Londoner, Dean Martin was particularly fond of Black & White.
Black & White Blended Whisky is a classic old blend of some of the finest whiskies in Scotland, with a high proportion of quality grain whisky. None other than Dean Martin was said to be particularly fond of Black & White. Creator James Buchanan apparently got the idea for the brand on his way home from a dog-show, and in the 1890s, The Scottie and Westie on the label were added, and became iconic symbols.