The Kings Ginger is a ginger liqueur made for Berry Bros and Rudd in Holland. It has recently been revamped and is presented in a smart new bottle with the tag line “ginger liqueur with a hint of lemon zest.” Bottled at 29.9% ABV.
King Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910 and was a customer of Berry Bros , the wine and spirits merchant established at No. 3, St James Street, London, in 1698. Berry Bros. & Rudd first supplied the British Royal Family during King George III’s reign in 1760 and continues to do so to the present day. The Royal Physician was concerned about the monarch’s health, exposed as he was to the elements indulging another of his preferred pursuits, driving his horseless carriage, a Daimler In 1903 he commissioned, therefore, Berry Bros. to formulate a liqueur which would warm and revivify His Majesty; the result, a rich, golden liqueur with a pronounced spicy ginger emphasis and delightfully crisp flavour. The delicious high liqueur features ginger, for centuries celebrated for its medicinal properties.
The King’s Ginger s a high-strength liqueur created by the careful maceration of ginger root, enlivened by the judicious addition of citrus in the form of lemon oil. Although warming and heartening on a cold day as originally intended, it is a splendidly uplifting tonic to be appreciated on its own all year round as well as in any number of cocktails and long drinks.