It’s said that King Edward VII would drive his Daimler come rain or shine – such was his passion for the British outdoors.
In 1903, the Royal Physician approached Berry Bros. & Rudd. He asked us to craft a bespoke liqueur; something warming to revivify His Majesty on his winter outings.
Now, we’re thrilled to reveal the latest design of our King’s Ginger bottle. It’s our most modern to date, yet steeped in heritage – a reimagination of King Edward’s original saddle flask. We’ve also updated the recipe to bring out more of its spicy, gingery warmth. Since then, The King’s Ginger has been awarded a gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Many things have changed in 117 years, but one thing has remained constant: The King’s Ginger is a quintessentially British spirit for those who like to live adventurously.
The story of The King’s Ginger
Ronnie Cox, our Brands Heritage Director, delves into the story of our beloved ginger liqueur – from the days of King Edward VII when it was sold as a brandy and ginger cordial, through to the present day.
A closer look at the bottle design of The King's Ginger
The King’s Ginger has been bottled in various designs since its birth in 1903, and our newest is our favourite to date. Uncover the design considerations behind our latest bottle, laying the foundations for the next chapter in the liqueur’s story.
The King’s Ginger in Pickering Place
Thursday 9th December, 3pm-5.30pm
We’ll be offering King’s Ginger hot chocolates and mince pies in Pickering Place, tucked away behind No.3 St James’s Street. The square will be decorated with Christmas trees, and a choir will be singing carols throughout the afternoon. Drop by for a taste of a Berry Bros. & Rudd Christmas.