Sake: a re-education

With Japan mid-way through its Golden Week holiday season, our spirits aficionado Rob Whitehead selects three of his best-loved Sakes and dispenses some sage words of wisdom on how they are best enjoyed. Sake might just be collectively the least understood part of our diverse portfolio of libations – although some of our wonderful vignerons […]

The Norman conquest

It took a mere 315 years for Berry Bros. & Rudd to find the perfect Calvados. Here, spirits specialist Rob Whitehead documents his quest to bring the ultimate apple brandy to market. Selecting a spirit to be bottled in our Berrys’ Own Selection range can be a deceptively complex process, easily capable of running the […]

Black Cow Vodka

In my position as Spirits buyer for Berry Bros. & Rudd, many producers, importers and distributors bring new products to me. Some of them are seeking my qualitative or stylistic views, some request my input whilst in the process of development and some arrive seeking a listing in the oldest family owned Spirits and Wine […]

Berry Bros. & Rudd Bunnahabhain

Being a multi-award-winning independent bottler of single cask whiskies makes for some splendid surprises sometimes. Whilst tasting through our inventory of barrels sleeping peacefully in Scotland, we occasionally chance upon two whiskies from the same distillery, both drinking beautifully, at very different ages.  Even more rarely, we find three differently aged samples of the same […]