Whisky Mash Festival Exhibitor - Berry Bros. & Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd are Britain’s oldest Wine and Spirits merchant, founded in 1698 and have been the official wine supplier to the British monarchy since the reign of King George III. The company itself has been granted several Royal Warrants over the course of its illustrious history by King Edward VII, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. The company’s colourful history also includes placing wines on board the Titanic, supplying smugglers running alcohol into Prohibition-era America, and sheltering Napoleon III in cellars beneath the shop and were one-time proprietors of The Glenrothes distillery.
The firm created the world famous Cutty Sark blended whisky in 1923, and pioneered the vintage concept for the Glenrothes single malt. Today, the company holds two Royal Warrants and employs eight Masters of Wine, while members of the Berry and Rudd families continue to own and manage the business. Additionally, the company offers the ‘Selected by Berrys' After Dinner Range’ of whiskies, Blue Hanger blended malt, Craoi na Móna single Irish malt whisky and the special edition ‘John Milroy Selection of Scotch Whiskies.’