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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 1760.
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 23/12/2012
Clear, pale golden.
Malted barley and vanilla custard with a dusting of nutmeg spice.
Light, mellow palate, with barley, vanilla custard fruitiness and crème caramel.
Custard and fudge with lingering crème caramel and nutmeg.