Based just a stone’s throw away from the St. James’s Palace, once the primary residence of the British Monarch, Berry Bros. & Rudd was auspiciously placed from the beginning.
We don’t actually know who first founded the shop – with the first owner listed only as ‘The Widow Bourne’. Originally a grocer’s and coffee shop, the business shifted its focus onto wines and spirits in the 19th century, when it came into the hands of the Berry family.
Soon, Berry Bros. was established as one of the foremost wine merchants in Europe, counting many celebrated people amongst its clientele, including: Lord Byron, William Pitt the Younger, the Aga Khan and Beau Brummell.
They also have an excellent reputation for the selection of high quality spirits – with this bottling an excellent example: a blended malt from Islay, “The Queen of the Hebrides”. You can expect all the lip-smacking smoke and peaty goodness that the island has to offer.