Berkeley Square London Dry Gin is one of the World’s most luxurious gins, distilled by hand in small batches using copper still No. 8. Berkeley Square is hand crafted by the World’s oldest gin distillers with a tradition of distilling since 1761 and is an ultra smooth gin, good enough to sip neat.

Berkeley Square Gin is created using a unique method of ‘Bouquet Garni’ where the hand-picked botanicals, including kaffir lime leaves, sage, lavender and basil are carefully wrapped in fine cotton muslin and then submerged in triple distilled spirit to help infuse the herbaceous aromas.

Berkeley Square is best savoured in a classic martini, it is good enough to be sipped neat on the rocks or mixed into cocktails. Berkeley Square can be enjoyed in the finest bars and restaurants in the World and is particularly popular around Berkeley Square in Mayfair.

You can buy Berkeley Square Gin at most supermarkets or at The Whisky ExchangeDrinkSupermarket.com or on Amazon.

ABV
40.0%
Botanicals include Juniper, coriander, cubeb berries, angelica root, basil, lavender, sage and kaffir lime leaf.

 

What the Honest Crew say …

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Our Honest Verdict … The use of herbs in this gin means that is has a very herbal flavour (obviously) with only a subtle hint of Juniper. The result is a delicious refreshing gin which works well as both a gin and tonic or in a cocktail. Lovely with the addition of a basil leaf and a slice of lime.

 

What other experts say …

Juniper Diaries  says … Giving Berkeley Square a good sniff reveals a very complex nose. There’s a definite pepperiness to it with basil undercurrents. There’s a dusty, floral lavender that balances very well against a woody, resinous juniper. There are also flashes of angelica and, a somewhat out-of-place but persistent, aroma of chamomile.

I’m usually not very good at picking-out distinct botanical aromas from a gin, needing a lot of sniffing to pick-out even a few. Today though, either my nose is on top-form or Berkeley Square is a gin that makes it easy. Given my observations on orris root, and how it integrates the other botanicals, I wonder if the low root-count might be responsible.  Continue reading review …

The Guardian  says … A very smooth gin, but big on taste too with quite some heat from the botanicals – makrut lime leaf, basil, lavender, sage – and a bit of sweetness from the liquorice. Perhaps a little too flavoursome for a G&T, this gin would happily stand up in a martini on the rocks.  Continue reading review …

Gin Foundry  says … Gender targeting with taste will always be hit and miss, and whilst the principle may work in theory it proved to indeed be restrictive for Berkeley Square. This is namely because of the fact that this gin would appeal to many across the board. The subtle balance makes it an accessible gin for those looking for an alternative to big juniper brands, and the herbal notes give it a clear difference from the competition. It’s smart, both as a liquid and a bottle and it could be one of those gins that some consumers will really love and would enjoy drinking.  Continue reading review …

A Little Lusciousness   says … My favourite Gin of the night. One of the oldest gin companies that we tried, this was made with basil, kaffir lime leaves, lavender, sage and a bouquet garni, all of which gave it a fresh herbal flavour. Garnished with basil leaves, it tasted really herbaceous in my G&T.  Continue reading review …

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