Britain’s oldest wine & spirit merchant’s historic association with coffee inspires new liqueur

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Celebrating its history as one of West London’s most popular destinations for coffee, Berry Bros. & Rudd has added a coffee liqueur to its own-label range.

Often overlooked, hanging above the door of the company’s historic premises at No.3 St James’s Street is a sign of a coffee mill. When the shop was originally opened back in 1698 it was known simply as ‘The Sign of the Coffee Mill’. The giant scales which continue to hang inside the company’s reception are further testament to the business’s enduring history with coffee.

320 years later, the family-owned wine & spirits merchant has added an own-label coffee liqueur to its range.

Crafted in the heart of London in partnership with Thames Distillers and Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, the Berry Bros. & Rudd Coffee Liqueur is distilled at a higher strength (35%) for a more intense and fuller coffee flavour.

Produced using a cold drip process to extract less acidity from the bean, the result is greater flavour and sweetness and a more concentrated coffee essence.

Whether it is poured over ice or shaken together with a shot of fresh espresso for an Espresso Martini, the Berry Bros. & Rudd Coffee Liqueur has been created to produce the simplest but best-tasting cocktails at home.

Lizzy Rudd, Chairman of Berry Bros. & Rudd comments: “Coffee was where the business started back in 1698, and so it feels rather nostalgic but incredibly appropriate to be offering a coffee-based product to our customers once again.

“Having already relaunched our London Dry Gin earlier in the year and providing a new classic range of whiskies under our Berry Bros. & Rudd label, it’s fun to have something a bit different to add to our range.”

Available to buy now, Berry Bros. & Rudd Coffee Liqueur, 70cl (35% abv) £26.50 is available to buy online at bbr.com or in the company’s London and Basingstoke shops.

For trade queries, please contact FMV (Fields, Morris & Verdin), the trade arm of Berry Bros. & Rudd, which will be distributing the coffee liqueur in the UK.

KEY SERVE

Shake 50ml of our Coffee Liqueur with a shot of fresh espresso over ice for the simplest, best-tasting Espresso Martini.

TASTING NOTES

A rich shade of polished mahogany, the nose entices with coffee aromas – ground coffee and dark chocolate. The palate starts as almost sweet, bursting with a hit of bitter-sweet coffee. It’s deliciously fulfilling with a wonderfully long finish.

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