Harveys' Bristol Cream is a leading Spanish sherry, which has been imported into and bottled in Bristol, England since 1796 by Harveys of Bristol.
Contrary to popular belief, the term "Cream Sherry" does not reflect the use of any dairy ingredients in the recipe. The popular story is that in the 1860s, a visitor to the Harveys' cellars was given a taste of a new blend of sherry. When compared to Bristol Milk, she said, "If that be Milk, then this is Cream." The enterprising Harveys named the new blend "Cream Sherry" accordingly.
Additionally, it is a business colloquialism that refers to Bristol's most successful corporate brokerage house - Harvey's International. Playing on the similarity of name and successful service, many clients regard Harvey's as the "Cream of Bristol".