Advert for T Roberts, tea, coffee, wine & spirit merchant
Medium: Print on paper
During the 19th century, claret replaced port as the favourite tipple of the upper classes and dry sherry was popularised by George VI when he was Prince Regent. Whiskey was also introduced to England from Ireland and Scotland, where it was a traditional drink. The Single Bottle Act was introduced in the 1860s, allowing customers to purchase alcohol by the bottle for the first time, rather than in wholesale quantities. Merchants such as the one featured on this leaflet had to stock wide varieties of alcohol to cater for the changing tastes.