All about making whisky
The Noval team produces its great wines with passion and style in the heart of Duoro, a difficult area for growing wine both because of its extremely challenging climate and because of the steep slopes that make it the steepest wine-growing area in the world. These wines are produced using traditional methods: vinification in “lagares” with grapes crushed by foot for the ports; gradual fortification to preserve the grape’s natural qualities; maturation in oak casks; and ageing in oak casks for 3 to over 50 years. Noval has also been behind a large number of important developments, including the introduction in the 1920s of the concept of Tawny ports with age indications (10 years, 20 years and over 40 years) and later, in 1958, the very first Late Bottled Vintage.
Created in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of the oldest wine and spirits merchants in the United Kingdom. Official suppliers to the British crown since the 18th century, the Berry and Rudd family is best known for offering a range of original and innovative products. The London shop located at 3 St James Street is a testament to the history of their knowledge and expertise and known for being home to experts with extremely high standards. In its role as a spirits bottler, Berry Bros. & Rudd selects and bottles high-quality whiskies and rums under the names “Berrys’ Own Selection, “BBR Retro” and “Exceptional Casks”.