Description: No.3 is the London Dry Gin distilled to a proprietary recipe of Berry Bros. & Rudd, London's oldest wine and spirit merchant. The name No.3 refers to the address in St James's Street, London: their home since 1698. No.3 was created to be the last word in gin for a Dry Martini.
'A Taste of Tradition': With juniper at its heart, it unashamedly celebrates the integrity and character of traditional London Dry Gin: three fruits and three spices distilled in traditional copper pot stills.
Three fruits: 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.
Three spices: 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.
Review: A hard gin to find, particularly here in the USA, but well worth the effort if you can find it. In my opinion this is one of the two best gins I have ever tried. Despite the fact that other spirits offer more types of botanicals, No 3 has kept the ingredients to the minimum, while maintaining a dry, complex flavour as you would expect from the world\'s best gins. Mixing with tonic should be against the law!