Christmas with all the trimmings

I love this time of year. Christmas is just around the corner and shining like a beacon of warmth and cheer in the deepening darkness of winter. The food, the wine, the company and the fun – what better reward at the end of a long, hard year? Throughout St James’s the window displays offer […]

Farewell to Cutty Sark

By Simon Berry This has been a momentous week here at BB&R. Eighty seven years after it was born in the parlour at 3 St James’s Street, the Cutty Sark brand has been sold. For as long as I can remember the familiar yellow label has been part of our identity. Somehow this always seemed to […]

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”

Back in 1987, as the newly promoted Marketing Director, I was responsible for replacing the old ‘waistcoat pocket’ Price List with a new, all-singing all-dancing version. To some people, including my father, it was as if I had taken a twelve bore to the ravens in the Tower. The old list was an icon of […]

Back in 1987, as the newly promoted Marketing Director, I was responsible for replacing the old