Glenmorangie Cognac cask: a symbol of innovation

Our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead looks to the future of Glenmorangie – and raises a dram of 13-year-old Cognac Cask Finish to its innovation. There are few distilleries in Scotland so well-recognised as Glenmorangie. From their unusually tall stills, via the famous “16 men of Tain” who craft every drop that leaves the distillery, to […]

On collecting whisky

To say that Rob Whitehead, our Spirits Buyer, has amassed a fair few bottles over the years would be an understatement. In this article originally published in No.3 magazine, he ponders the appeal of collecting whisky. I have never considered myself a whisky collector. I have been the Spirits Buyer for Berry Bros. & Rudd […]

The “right” time

Whether it’s books, art or bottles, once we’re hooked on something, we become magpies – guiltily gathering a collection of all that’s shiny, new and exciting. But too often special wines or spirits are put to one side, left to wait for the longed-for perfect occasion. Here our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead – and shameless […]

The power of funk: Hampden rum

Some bottles mean a little bit more than others. Our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead explains how the funk of Hampden’s rums (not to mention Stevie Wonder) has shaped him