An elegant solution

As the new bottling of the Irish whiskey in our own-label range of spirits hits our shelves, Rob Whitehead – Spirits Buyer – introduces Croai na Móna (pronounced “Cree na Mona”). In 2007, we bottled Croai na Móna, the first Berry Bros. & Rudd Irish single malt of the modern era. It was a heavily […]

Five whiskies with which to toast Rabbie Burns

Ahead of Burns Night our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead recommends five whiskies for a wine-less evening in honour of the poet who wrote, “Let other poets raise a fracas /’Bout vines, an’ wines, an’ drucken Bacchus”. One of the few saving graces of this frigid time of year is the yearly homage to the iconic […]

Sunshine Spritz

As England bathes in the first hint of summer, our Spirits Expert Rob Whitehead champions the immensely refreshing, ever-so-trendy and suddenly-ubiquitous Aperol Spritz. The very first thing I consumed whilst on honeymoon in Liguria was an Aperol Spritz, made, by a borderline-obsequious ‘greeter’. The drink was extra-long, with approximately five parts Prosecco, two parts Aperol and a […]

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 […]