Just three fruits and three spices, collectively known as botanicals, are all we deem essential to the flavour of No.3 London Dry Gin.
Juniper, from Italy, not only gives gin its name, but also the unmistakable gin taste of pine and lavender. Sweet Spanish orange peel provides freshness in the form of clean, crisp citrus. Grapefruit peel gives an extra zingy lift.
Angelica root delivers an earthy quality and helps to make the gin dry. Moroccan coriander seed releases a lemon flavour and a spicy, slightly peppery finish. And finally, cardamom pods which add a spicy, aromatic, yet warm bite.
We do not believe any further botanicals to be necessary, as they can detract from the flavours essential to a classic Dry Martini or a gin and tonic.