Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant, is celebrating its 325th anniversary with a special release from the Laphroaig Distillery. This limited edition bottling, chosen personally by Chair Lizzy Rudd, showcases the company’s longstanding tradition of offering distinguished spirits.
The Laphroaig 1999 Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been aging since 1999, ensuring a complex and character-rich profile. This release is not just a reflection of the distillery’s expertise but also underscores Berry Bros. & Rudd’s history of curating exceptional spirits.
Lizzy Rudd, in her statement, highlighted the significance of this bottling as part of their anniversary celebration, emphasizing Berry Bros. & Rudd’s commitment to selecting the finest spirits since the early 19th century.
Rob Whitehead, Spirits Buyer at Berry Bros. & Rudd, elaborated on the selection process. He described how certain casks distinctively stand out during tastings, and finding the perfect moment for bottling is crucial. This particular barrel, which has been closely monitored over the years, reached its peak coinciding with the company’s 325th anniversary.
Berry Bros. & Rudd has a notable history in the spirits industry, from pioneering the creation of Cutty Sark whisky in the early 20th century to launching The Collective #1: The Pioneers, a project celebrating sustainability.
The Berry Bros. & Rudd 325th Anniversary Laphroaig 1999 Single Malt Scotch Whisky is priced at £800.00. It will be available for purchase starting 21st November 2023 on bbr.com, with only 232 bottles being released.