Category: Spirits

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 […]

Three of the best ways to enjoy our No.3 London Dry Gin

Amanda Baxter, our Product Training Manager, has the pleasure of organising our annual, nationwide cocktail challenge. Here she recounts the circumstances of this year’s competition – focusing on our No.3 London Dry Gin – before disclosing the name of its thoroughly deserving winner Two months ago we laid down the gauntlet to the UK’s bartenders, […]

A whisky drinker’s rum?

Doug McIvor, our Spirits Manager, is the man responsible for Berry Bros. & Rudd’s rather exceptional premium rum. Here, Doug, who is more usually found nosing whisky, expounds the virtues and complexities that elegant ageing brings to this oft-underrated spirit. When Berry Bros. & Rudd first offered a sneak preview of the first batch of […]