Category: Spirits

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 […]

A bard day’s night

Ronnie Cox, our Brands Heritage Director and an ambassador for The Glenrothes considers the drams worthy of toasting the fêted Scottish poet come Burns Night There are reputedly more statues of Rabbie Burns around the world than there are of William Shakespeare; the cause of this is undoubtedly the courage of Scots in leaving their country […]

How to collect whisky – part two

Our spirits specialist Ronnie Cox lays bare the criteria required for creating bottled whiskies that will strike a chord with collectors – and the distilleries getting it right The Glenrothes produces vintages (not the standard 12-, 15- and 21-year-old versions) which makes it immediately collectible. It has a growing number of aficionados, some of whom […]

How to collect whisky – part one

Ronnie Cox, our eminent Brands Heritage Director of 25 years and an ambassador for The Glenrothes – separates the fact from the fiction in his appraisal of the whisky collectors’ market The earliest fatherly investment advice I received was the true story of my great grandfather who purchased shares in a gold mine in the […]