The Imperial distillery made way for Chivas Brothers’ modern yet historically-sympathetic Dalmunach.
Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company Profile
The Dagenham, Essex-based retailer focused mostly on wholesale wines and spirits during its 17-year operation, but also offered the occasional whisky bottling of its own.
Most were single casks at natural strength with the occasional vatting of two casks, and many of its bottlings now fetch considerable sums when they appear at auction – a testament to the quality of this bottler.
Most releases were for the UK market although some were also released for Japan.
The company also produced Bloomsbury 45 Lemon and Orange gins under its own label.
Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company History
The company began trading in October 1993 under the understandably short-lived title of the ‘Superoften Company Ltd’ – it was quickly updated to Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit the following month.
The majority of its whisky bottlings were produced between 2000 and 2005 and although they received praise from the whisky community, Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit dissolved in 2010.
Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company Limited
112 Stamford Road
Independent bottlings by The Drinks Guild from Hampshire, England.
Borders-based independent bottler owned and managed by industry veteran David Stirk.
Britain’s largest wine merchant also bottles whiskies under the Old Harry and First Cask labels.