Festive Tipple. No Christmas is complete without a bottle of something special to sip. The wine merchant Berry Bros created The King's Ginger liqueur in 1903 specially for King Edward VII, to stimulate and revivify His Majesty. With its delectable taste derived from macerated ginger root and lemon peel, the tipple remains a winter favourite.
The Daily Telegraph, 26 November 2011
A liqueur fit for a King- It's not new indeed it's been knocking around since 1903 when it was created by Berry Bros & Rudd for King Edward VII to warm him up on wintry drives but we think it’s time to shout about King's Ginger Liqueur, which has just had a spruce up for the 21st century. This splendidly pokey liqueur is packed with spicy dried and raw root ginger flavours and a robust 41% abv hit, which make it a great addition to long drinks such as Mojito and Mules, and in warming nips like Rusty Nail/Whisky Mac style drinks Oh and you can also tip it over ice cream, pair it with chocolate and sip it neat Classy, versatile and authentic we think it deserves to be the next St Germain.
(Imbibe - 11 Nov 09)The King's Ginger
The King’s Ginger is the emphatically ginger liqueur that was specifically formulated by Berry Bros. in 1903 for King Edward VII. Rich and zesty, it was created to stimulate and revivify His Majesty and has been appreciated by bon viveurs ever since. The King’s Ginger is created by the careful maceration of ginger root enlivened by the judicious addition of citrus in the form of lemon peel. Although warming and heartening on a cold day as originally intended, it is a splendidly uplifting tonic to be enjoyed on its own all year round as well as in any number of cocktails and long drinks. It has been described by Jonathan Ray in The Field as “opulently and sublimely gingery.”
The appearance is seductively golden. On the nose an instantly warming aroma of ginger, zesty lemon, sherbet and golden syrup leads to an initial sweetness on the palate that is followed by bite of ginger and lemon notes. The mouth feel is deliciously satisfying and warming and the finish is lingering and extremely long.The King's Ginger