Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
Giacomo decided to establish his own liqueur business in London and in 1749 set up stills and infusion vessels in the basement of a shop in the Haymarket at the junction with Pall Mall. Through Margherita's theatrical friends, Giacomo met George Johnson who invested capital in the business and took charge of administration. The small shop and Giacomo's concoctions attracted gentry and royalty, gaining its first Royal Warrant in 1761.
The Brooks name was introduced in the 19th century when the business was purchased by Alfred Brooks, a Bordeaux and Burgundy oenophile who introduced fine wines to Justerini & Brooks' portfolio.
And Giacomo? He only worked in the business until soon after the first Royal Warrant was granted by George III. Then he sold his interest and returned to Bologna with his profits – but without his love.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 24/02/2020
Clear, pale golden.
Malted barley and vanilla custard with a dusting of nutmeg spice.
Light and mellow with creamy cereal, toasted barley, hazelnut, vanilla fudge and nutmeg spice.
Vanilla fudge, crème caramel and nutmeg.
Light and mellow compared to many other Scotch whiskies but no less characterful with flavours of creamy cereal, toasted barley, hazelnut and vanilla fudge enlivened by a light sprinkling of spice.
Difford's Guide Certification
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap