Waterhead Gin of the Month – No.3 London Dry Gin

Waterhead has a large collection of Gin , on your next visit to the bar, be sure to ask about our Gin Library! Each month we feature a Gin of the Month, for May our choice is No. 3 London Dry which celebrates a long heritage of excellence in the wine and spirit trade.

300 Year of Expertise

No.3 London Dry Gin is recipe of Berry Bros. & Rudd, London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. The name No.3 refers to the address in St.James Street, London which has been their home since 1698. Berry Bros. & Rudd have over 300 years expertise in the wine and spirit trade and grown a reputation that is trusted to offer the finest products and the traditional standards of quality and service. No.3 London Dry Gin is no different, it is a fantastic gin having just the right balance for a classic dry gin martini.

Produced in copper pot stills, at 46% ABV, No.3 embodies the traditional character of a London Dry Gin. A gin with juniper at the heart of its flavour, No.3 revels in the character of just what a dry gin should be and was created with only 3 fruits and 3 spices.


The Juniper is from Italy which allows for a taste of pine and lavender. Sweet Spanish orange peel provides a crisp freshness to the taste, and the grapefruit peel gives that extra zingy lift. The earthy quality found in the gin is from the angelica root and this helps to make the gin dry. Moroccan coriander seed releases a lemon flavour and a somewhat peppery finish, not forgetting the cardamom pods which add a spicy, aromatic warm bite.

The Iconic key

The Iconic Key (Image: no3gin)
The Iconic Key (Image: no3gin)

The key which you will see on the bottle was inspired by the key to the lock in the door of The Parlour at the heart of the shop at No.3 St.Jame’s Street London. The Parlour, in many ways is the inner sanctum of No.3 St.James Street. It is one of the oldest chambers in the shop a room that is steeped in history and tradition. The No.3 keys is what holds and unlocks the secrets to the traditions and symbolises the values of quality, authority and the integrity of No.3 London Dry Gin.

Serving suggestion – No.3 Negroni

Negronis Cocktail (Image: Imbibe Magazine)
Negronis Cocktail (Image: Imbibe Magazine)

The Count of Negroni often came to England. This is where he learnt to drink gin!

No.3 London Dry Gin, red vermouth, campari bitters, lemon and orange. Mix all the liquid contents together in a heavy bottomed tumbler with ice, stir well, add a slice of orange and lemon zest to decorate and add to the flavour, sit down and enjoy!!

Next Gin Tasting Evening

To keep up-to-date with all future gin tasting evenings at Waterhead take a look at The Waterhead events page.

Waterhead is currently stocking Austrian Blue Gin as the Gin of the Month, when you are next at Waterhead Bar & Grill make sure you give it a go!

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