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Berry Bros. & Rudd unveil Exceptional Casks

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has released an exclusive series of bottlings called the Exceptional Casks Collection.

Each expression in the range is said to demonstrate the very highest of quality, with only “truly exceptional” casks making it in to the selection. Says Doug McIvor, spirits buyer for Berry Bros. & Rudd: “Our philosophy when choosing casks for the collection is to provide unparalleled quality; we take immense pride in this. This extraordinary and very limited range will showcase some of the most remarkable expressions we have released to-date.”

Each Exceptional Cask has a story to tell, whether the spirit comes from a closed distillery, reveals a distinct flavour characteristic or has been matured in a particular barrel.

Four bottlings have been chosen to launch the Exceptional Casks Collection:

  • A rare 50 year old ‘North British’, single grain whisky taken from two remaining sister casks on their 50th birthday, December 18th 2012. Bottled at 58.9% ABV, there are 472 bottles available at a retail price of £500.
  • Two single casks of 1972 Glenlivet single malt: 170 bottles of Cask #1072, at 53.2% ABV, and only 40 bottles of Cask #1081, bottled at 46.1% ABV. Both are priced at £650.
  • And a single cask of 1977 ‘overproof’ Jamaican rum of which there are only 110 bottles available, at 60.5% ABV, for £500.

The Exceptional Casks Collection will launch from October and is available to purchase from Berry Bros. & Rudd.


10 October 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor