April 2019 - Berry Bros. & Rudd - Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

April 2019 - Berry Bros. & Rudd - Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

April 2019 - Berry Bros. & Rudd - Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky


Discover with us a sherry bomb like no other from Berry Bros & Rudd’s The Classic Range as we crack open a Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.


Typical of its style this Berry Bros & Rudd bottling of a Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky does exactly as what you’d expect and lives up to its namesake. One of four offerings releases as part of The Classic Range which was launched in the UK spring of 2018, this whisky offers “great value for money and should be a treat for those who love a big sherry bomb” as quoted by Berry Bros. & Rudd. 

This bottling also brings further Berry Bros & Rudd credentials (who as Britain’s original wine and spirits merchants) by carrying the approval of both Doug McIvor and Ronnie Cox – Spirits Buyer and Brands Heritage Director. In case you missed it last month, Berry Bros was founded in 1698 and they hold two Royal Warrants one from H.M. The Queen and H.R.H The Prince of Wales.

A bit about The Classic Range.
In addition to the Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 44.2%, the range includes a Speyside Blended malt Scotch Whisky 44.2% an Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 44.2% and a Peated Cask Matured Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 44.2%.

“The name Berry Bros & Rudd in connection with wine and spirits means liquid in a bottle which exudes ever-trustworthy quality and flavour,” said Cox. “It was with these values that Dougie and I assembled this range – a hugely enjoyable task. The result is a variety of top-quality blended malts not only delivering what they say on the label, but a ‘go-to’ portfolio to suit a variety of palates and moods.” McIvor added “For excellence, I look for balance and complexity, maturity and texture. Equally, age is not the king; maturity counts for much more.”

Tasting notes as written by Difford’s Guide (www.diffordsguide.com):

Clear, deep and dark coppery amber.

Raisins, sultanas, currants, freshly squeezed blood orange, brown, slightly burnt sugar, vanilla, sherry and mild spice.

Black pepper and clove spice enliven raisin, sultana, and pineapple fruit with Seville marmalade and faint chocolate and tar.

Burnt, toasty finish with more dried fruit and spice. Lingering black tea tannins and faint tar.

As with the other whiskies in Berry Bros. & Rudd The Classic Range, this perfectly exemplifies a classic sherry cask matured Scotch malt whisky.

Strength: ABV 44.2%     
Bottle size: 700ml
Other: Natural cork stopper

Fine spirits have been central to Berry Bros. & Rudd for over 100 years; they are not only a part of their history but also a focus of their innovation. Alongside their flagship award-winning single malt whisky, The Glenrothes, the spirits portfolio includes Penny Blue XO, Single Estate Mauritian Rum, the Pink Pigeon Rum, their classic No.3 London Dry Gin and the award-winning King's Ginger Liqueur 

Exceptional spirits are also bottled and sold under the Berry Bros. & Rudd own label, carefully selected by their Spirits Experts. From Cognac, Armagnac, rum and whisky to, most recently, a Calvados, these represent some of the most unique and unusual spirits on the market, sometimes with only a handful of bottles released.