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Berry Bros. & Rudd, No. 3 St. James’s Street, London, England, UK.


Berry Bros. & Rudd.


Berry Bothers was established in 1698, at the same address as today, originally as a tea, coffee and spice shop. Created by the Bourne widow, her family married into the Pickering family and then the Berry family in the mid 1700’s, with the Rudd family joining the business in the early 1900’s. The Berry and Rudd families have, for over 300 years, continued to run this renowned Wine & Spirit Merchant business making it the oldest in the UK.

Today they have facilities in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK and in Hong Kong. They have won countless prestigious awards as a Wine and Spirit Retailer and operate several Wine Schools. Simon Berry, the 8th generation of the family, has been Chairman since 2005 and is also Clerk of the Royal Cellars.


Distilled and bottled in London, presented in a tall clear cylindrical traditional whisky style bottle.


London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

40% (80 Proof).

Price Range

$$$. Only available in the UK, try Master of Malt, be prepared to pay 60% more for shipping.


Only organic botanicals are used.


Named after the family business name.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is a very typical Gin with juniper and citrus, plus light spice (coriander) and aromatics. On the palate this dry spirit displays strong juniper with citrus and some herbal complexities. The close maintains the zesty lemon citrus with a peppery spice and astringent finish.

This is a reasonable everyday Gin, although a little on the expensive side when compared (for example) with Beefeater or Gordons. It is perfectly suitable for a refreshing Gin and Tonic where it is not overpowered like many Gins can be. This makes a passable Martini but is not a sipping Gin. Useful in a range of other Gin based mixed drinks, preferably longer ones e.g. Negroni, Tom Collins etc. (with a Gimlet being our surprise favorite).

Awards & Accolades

Holds royal warrants from HM the Queen and HRH the Prince of Wales.

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