The new luxury gin by Berry Bros. & Rudd is the perfect case in point. No. 3 Dry London Gin is a classic, clean and fresh London-style gin, with only three fruits and three spices, including Moroccan coriander seed, angelica root and grapefruit peel, as well as the soft mellow characteristics of Italian juniper – and with a 46%ABV the resulting martinis are going to kick like a mule wearing silk slippers.
Named for the London address of Berry Bros. & Rudd, one of the world's oldest wine merchants, each bottle bears a key insignia, representing The Parlour, a secret room in the wine cellar frequented by the likes of Lord Byron, William Pitt and Napoleon III, who would swill the finest gin with just a touch of lemon peel.
So you're in good company.
No.3 Dry London Gin
HK$438 for 70cl
Available at Berry Bros. & Rudd, Hong Kong
307-308, 3F, The Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2907 2112