Nestled modestly among the cigar emporia, hat-polishers, wealth managers and pheasant pluckers of London’s St. James’s Street is the UK’s fanciest bottle shop: Berry Brothers & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirits business.

Behind BBR’s ancient mullioned arches are wood-panelled showrooms and, for the privileged few, a glimpse of the company’s labyrinth of cobweb-festooned cellars, which pre-date the construction of Buckingham Palace and are stuffed with vast reserves of unfathomably posh wines.

Yet despite the tweed-encrusted cliches, Berry’s Reserve Spirits Brands team is headed by a pair of earthy Scotsmen, Doug McIvor and Jonny McMillan. The no-nonsense Northerners have recently relaunched Berry Bros’ Classic Range of Scotch whiskies, a quartet of marvellous malts that showcase their blending skills and mastery of cask selection.

Berry Bros & Rudd’s Classic Range blended malt whiskies are the perfect mix of luxury, tradition and innovation, and are deliberately stylistically diverse, meaning that there’s something to suit every whisky fan. But best of all are the remarkably down-to-earth prices, with each of these excellent malt whiskies representing uncommon value in defiance of their aristocratic origins.

Berry Bros & Rudd Sherry Cask Matured | The Classic Range

£38.00 inc VAT.
£31.67 exc VAT.

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Berry Bros & Rudd 70cl / 44.2%


Now featuring new and improved snazzy packaging, this fantastic Sherry Cask Matured blended malt from the boys at Berry Brothers & Rudd is finally back in stock.

Sherry casks are not cheap, so this marriage of single malt whisky from sherry butts is really great value, punching well above its weight in complexity with distinctive flavours of dried fruit, patisserie and citrus with nice nutty and spice notes in the background.

Berry Bros & Rudd Classic Speyside Reserve

£34.00 inc VAT.
£28.33 exc VAT.

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Berry Bros & Rudd 70cl / 44.2%


Fancypants wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd gave their indie bottlings a major packaging upgrade in late 2021, with a handsome new short-necked bottle and new logo based on their Playschool-esque arch windows.

This is Berry Bros' excellent Speyside Reserve blended malt, made with a mix of unspecified Speyside single malt whiskies and bottled at an easy-drinking 44.2%. A delicious and versatile session dram at a great price.

Berry Bros & Rudd Classic Islay Reserve

£34.00 inc VAT.
£28.33 exc VAT.

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Berry Bros & Rudd 70cl / 44.2%


A fancy packaging update for the Classic Islay Reserve blended malt whisky from our posh friends at top-end St. James' wine & spirits merchants Berry Bros & Rudd.

The contributing distilleries to this blended malt aren't named, but that's the point really, helping to keep the price of this superb fresh smoky tippler at an extremely reasonable level. Bottled at an easy-drinking 44.2%, this is a quintessential hipflask swigger for the phenolically-inclined.

Berry Bros & Rudd Classic Peated Cask Matured

£34.00 inc VAT.
£28.33 exc VAT.

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Berry Bros & Rudd 70cl / 44.2%


The late 2021 release of Berry Bros & Rudd's Classic Peated Cask Matured blended malt, in BBR's very smart upgraded packaging featuring the St. James' institution's arched windows. It's still great value too.

Berry Bros' Peated Cask Matured, as the name suggests, is a blended malt comprised of single malts from several distilleries that were married together and rested before bottling in casks that formerly held peated spirit. The peat is therefore prominent but not dominant, with some delightful fruit and barley notes in the mix.