How No.3 is made

We distil our gin at one of Holland’s oldest distilleries - a family owned firm like us, with over 300 years of experience and know-how.

No.3 Gin is the only London Dry Gin that they distil to our own proprietary recipe, using small traditional pot stills.

PERFECTING THE RECIPE

To develop that recipe for a high quality liquid that gives a truly traditional taste of London Dry Gin, Simon Berry called upon the expertise of Dr. David Clutton. As one of the world’s foremost authorities on gin, he has helped to create some of the world’s most prestigious gin brands.

READ MORE ABOUT DAVID CLUTTON

Along with a team of fine spirit experts, Dr. Clutton spent a year painstakingly refining and perfecting the final recipe.

THE DISTILLATION PROCESS

The chosen botanicals are carefully weighed and placed in a clean, copper pot still. Pure grain alcohol is diluted with demineralised water and added to the botanicals. This is stirred gently and then left to steep overnight. This allows full extraction of the essential oils from the botanical ingredients.

The next morning, distillation begins. The pot still is heated, turning the liquid to vapour before condensing back to liquid form. After a resting period and further filtration, the gin is diluted to a strength of 46% alcohol by volume, before being bottled.

Distiling the finest gin takes a high level of skill and years of experience. This is why the Master Distiller, working closely with Dr. Clutton, presides over every batch of No.3 Gin.

Related links:

History of Gin Botanicals Tasting notes
  • Old brick surround pot stills
  • Dr David Clutton
  • Close up of copper pot still
  • Old brick surround pot stills
  • Dr David Clutton
  • Close up of copper pot still

No.3 Gin