Named after our shop in St James’s, No.3 offers a taste of tradition; a classic style of London Dry Gin that originated in the 1830s as a refined alternative to the rather disreputable ‘sweet Gin’.
Like those original London Dry Gins, No.3 has juniper at its heart. The formula is beautifully simple: three fruits (juniper, sweet Spanish orange peel and grapefruit peel) and three botanicals (angelica root, Moroccan coriander and cardamom), placed in a copper pot still and immersed in pure grain alcohol diluted with demineralised water.
But it takes a master craftsman to perfect the distillation process, and in Dr David Clutton we had one of the world’s best. The result is Gin that’s bright, crisp and fresh on the nose, with juniper to the fore on the palate, supported by floral notes, warm spice and plenty of citrus zing, finishing with an earthy dryness. In short, the very embodiment of what a London Dry Gin should be.
“On the nose there’s an instant and welcome hit of piney juniper with citrus and coriander very evident. In the mouth the juniper develops into a crispness nicely balanced by a soft spiciness. A classic.”
Geraldine Coates Author of The Mixellany Guide to Gin and founder of www.gintime.com
“No.3 is unmistakably traditional London Dry Gin. By traditional we mean gin that tastes as Gin should: with juniper at its heart.We are determined that No.3 will be the last word in Gin for a Dry Martini cocktail.
To achieve this we asked one of the world’s authorities in the art and science of Gin distillation, Dr David Clutton, as well as a panel of Gin specialists, writers and mixologists to help us.”
Simon Berry, Chairman
Berry Bros. & Rudd
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