1689 the Dutch William of Orange mountd the British throne together with his wife Queen Mary. From his home he brought his taste for Genever which in due time resulted in today’s famous English Gin.
For Berry Bros 6 Rudd there are three reasons that make London Dry Gin No. 3 to be the one true British gin experience: the handpicked ingredients, the careful production process and the exquisite green bottle.
No. 3 St James London Dry Gin is produced in Holland, its historic home. Its history began 1698 when the widow Bourne founded the company today known as Berry Bros & Rudd at No. 3 St James Street in the heart of London. Even today the company’s name stands for the highest quality in its products and services and is still managed by descendants of the widow Bourne.
No. 3 St James does not contain fancy ingredients, instead its focus lies on a balanced juniper flavor with a delicate hint of citrus and spices. It contains only three fruits and three spices: Juniper, from Italy, not only gives gin its name, but also the unmistakable gin taste of pine and lavender. Sweet Spanish orange peel provides freshness in the form of clean, crisp citrus. Grapefruit peel gives an extra zingy lift. Angelica root delivers an earthy quality and helps to make the gin dry. Moroccan coriander seed releases a lemon flavour and a spicy, slightly peppery finish. And finally, cardamom pods which add a spicy, aromatic, yet warm bite.