Kings Ginger Liqueur 750ml
Kings Ginger Liqueur
Kings Ginger Liqueur is made in Holland from a distillate of macerated ginger root and lemon peel. It was first launched in 1930s but benefitted from a packaging facelift and was re-launched in 2010. King Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910 and is said to have been a thoroughly sociable chap who amongst other activities enjoyed driving his horseless carriage, a Daimler.
Legend has it that his physician was concerned about Edward’s health, exposed as he was to the elements in his new automobile. Thus he commissioned Berry Bros. & Rudd, the King’s wine and spirits merchants to formulate a liqueur which would warm His Majesty. In 1903 King Edward VII granted Berry Bros. their first Royal Warrant. Berry Bros. & Rudd can trace its origins back to 1698 when the Widow Bourne founded her shop opposite St James’s Palace.
Berry Bros. & Rudd has traded from the same premises at 3 St James’s Street for over 300 years and is the oldest wine and spirit merchant in Britain and possibly the world. The company remains family-owned and run.
A very snazzy bottle of The Kings Ginger liqueur from Berry Bros. & Rudd, presented at the lower strength of 29.9% ABV. As the story goes, King Edward VII’s doctor was concerned about the monarch, and in 1903 asked Berry Bros. & Rudd to create something to warm him – and so the liqueur was born. This is its modern take on the historical tipple! A suitably warming sipper, or a great addition to Scotch whisky cocktails.
Hay and straw, rich golden syrup.
It is unmistakably Ginger a cloud of fresh natural ginger with a faint aura of zesty lemon swiftly entices the first sip.
The initial flow of ginger syrup sweetness is gently interrupted by the tingle of fresh ginger and a subtle and gentle uplift of lemon citrus. Warm, fulfilling and of great length.