Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

Scottish distiller and politician (1864-1930)

Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar (January 6 1864April 11 1930) was a Scottish whisky distiller who, along with his brother John Dewar, built their family label, Dewar's, into an international success.

Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.


  • When I want to use a quotation, I can very seldom do it properly, as the difficulty arises where to look for it in order to work it up.
    • A Ramble Round the Globe, Ch. I, pub. Chatto and Windus, London (1894)