Justerini & Brooks: The Rarest of Them All

Established in 1749, Justerini & Brooks are fine wine and spirit merchants with a penchant in particular for some of the most beautiful whiskies one can own — if you’re lucky enough. The Rake had the pleasure of speaking to the Head of Rare & Collectable Whiskies, Tod Bradbury.
Photo by Gary Morrisroe

There are very few establishments that can boast having a heritage that spans comfortably over 270 years. Even better than that they have supplied every British Monarch since King George III, in 1761, with fine wines and whisky. It is probably safe to say that Justerini & Brooks might know a thing or two about quality libations, much to our pleasure. The merchant’s relationship with whisky in particular stretches significantly over a century, with their pride and joy being J&B Rare — a blended whisky made from some of the finest single malts and grains from distilleries including Knockando. Smoother and more palatable than most accessible whiskies in that period of time, J&B Rare became something of a staple for English gentry and their cousins across the pond post-Prohibition in the 20th Century.


April 2021


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