Review: No. 3 London Dry Gin (2011)

This new gin from London’s Berry Bros. & Rudd features a mostly traditional recipe with just six ingredients: Juniper, orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, coriander, and cardamom. No. 3’s little twists are pretty minor, inconsequential, really: This is a juniper-heavy gin, hot with alcohol like “real” London Dry, and bracing with a clean, citrus-fueled finish.

As traditionally-flavored gin goes, this is a winner, very pleasant and refreshing. The juniper is strong and fragrant, but it is short of being overwhelming. The citrus sweetness cuts it in the end just enough that the whole thing just works. Bit expensive, though.

92 proof.

A- / $44 /

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