Whisky Retailer of the Year



Having just recovered from the surprise (and celebrations), Rob Whitehead – Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits Buyer – takes a moment to describe the privilege of being awarded Global Whisky Retailer of the Year (Single Outlet) at the 2015 Icons of Whisky awards.

The Icons of Whisky awards celebrate distillers, retailers, distributors and educators, and are the partner ceremony to the World Whisky Awards, both hosted at the Waldorf Hilton with real aplomb by Whisky Magazine.

Although Berry Bros. & Rudd has sold whisky for generations, it is only since the turn of the century that they have become a focus in our London shop, following the opening of a dedicated spirits room in 2001. Our range of whiskies covers four continents and upwards of 600 bottlings, which, in addition to over 300 other spirits, offers a taste of the fascinating breadth of distilled delights being produced today.

It was an absolute honour for our efforts to be rewarded by winning Global Whisky Retailer of the Year (Single Outlet).

Other notable winners on the evening were Kavalan in Taiwan who claimed the much-coveted World’s Best Single Malt award along with Master Distiller of the Year for their charismatic lynchpin, Ian Chang.

Read the full list of winners at the 2015 Icons of Whisky awards and browse our range of whisky.