Scotsman George Sandeman started trading ‘Porto’ and Sherry from Tom’s Coffe House in London in 1795. It became one of the world’s first registered trademarks in 1877. The famous "Don" character trademark was created in 1928.
In 1935 Sandeman pioneered bottling of all Vintage Port in Oporto, rather than by merchants in the UK. Part of the Sogrape group since 2002, it is a worldwide brand. Sandeman’s Vintage Ports are very attractive, forward and best drunk young.