Berry Bros. & Rudd
3 St James’s Street
London SW1A 1EG
Berry Bros. & Rudd, Mike Harrison
Britain’s oldest wine and spirits trading house is a success story, which was published in Saint-James-No. 3 in London. More than 300 years have passed since then, and the decisive question, which still has the same significance today as before, remains the focus: “is it good to drink?” To give an answer. YES!
In the search for the best possible quality, Berry Bros. & Rudd not only throw centuries-long experience into the balance, but bring with them a lot of enthusiasm, passion, care and a pinch of British humor.
Historically, Berry Bros. & Rudd took his start with the widow Bourne. Since 1698 there is the shop in the Saint-James-Street in London. Over time, there have been established outsourcing offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. One of the key points was the year 1760. Berry Bros. & Rudd supplied the royal family under George III for the first time. A lasting partnership developed, which on the other hand attaches great importance to tradition and, on the other hand, drives directional developments for the future.
An anecdote from the long history. Key Date: 15th April 1912. On the day after the catastrophic sinking of the Titanic, a carefully typed letter was sent from the White Star Line to ‘Berry Bros. & Co.’ The letter reports the loss of 69 cases of the firm’s wines and spirits onboard the ship. No mention is made of the lives that were lost.
Want to know more about Berry Bros. & Rudd? It means very much to us that Mike Harrison took the time to come to our Taste of Spirits to discuss all the questions in conversation with you. Look behind the scenes and get to know the successful philosophy. Take advantage of the privilege to taste spirits from the area of whiskey, rum and gin of the Berry Bros. bottlings.
Photo: Mike Harrison with Danny Posch at „Taste of Spirits“ 2016 in Vienna.