Tag: prohibition

Liquid history: Cutty Sark

This bottle of Cutty Sark blended Scotch may seem out of place on our shelves of illustrious empties, tucked in amongst bottles of DRC and Lafite. Here, our Brands Heritage Director Ronnie Cox explains its significance I like to think that when James McBey, the Scottish artist, came to call on the Partners at a […]

They came to Number Three: the visitor from Rum Row

No.3 St James’s Street might not be an address one associates with bootlegging gangsters – until now. In an article originally published in our Number Three magazine in the spring of 1971, we remember an infamous visitor of the 1920s and our relationship with a certain William McCoy. The violence brought to life by the […]

From the inside: true temperance

Tackling the inescapable issue of health, an article from a 1989 edition of our Number Three magazine ponders how far the wine merchant’s duty of care extends, establishing an attitude of “true temperance”. Like most of life’s pleasures, from sunbathing to ski-ing, drinking alcohol can have its hazards if it is not done sensibly – and recently […]