King's Ginger Liqueur

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Bottle size: 50cl
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alc./vol: 41%

Proof: 82°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

King's Ginger 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.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 25/11/2019


Clear, golden amber.


Crystallised ginger, gingerbread, zesty lime and bitter orange marmalade - perhaps a tad more citrusy than ginger.


Syrupy, fiery hot ginger, clove and spirituous black pepper spice only partially tamed by smoothing acacia honey with a garnish of zesty lime and orange.


Very long lasting heat and lingering candied ginger.


Syrupy sweetness is countered by 41% alcohol, fiery ginger and zesty citrus. The best ginger liqueur we've sampled and one that's fiery enough to warm the cockles of a king.

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Barcode UPC: 5 010677 850407
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper

Raw Materials



Specific Gravity (SG): 35Brix

Allergens and Additives

Contains Sugar (or other sweetener)
Contains Caramel colour E150


Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Ovo-lacto vegetarian
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More about King's Ginger Liqueur

Produced by: De Kuyper Royal Distillers
Owned by: Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd
UK distribution by: Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd
UK consumer PR by: Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd

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