Berkeley Square Gin (40% ABV) is posh. Posh namesake, posh brand-positioning, posh bottle. Heck, even the miniatures are posh.
Berkeley Square calls itself a ‘timeless’ gin; “the single malt of the gin world”, with roots in the 1700s. It’s hand-crafted at the oldest distillery in England, and is a triple distilled spirit, infused with eight botanicals including sage, basil and Kaffir lime leaves.
The result is a well-balanced, herbaceous spirit with sweet notes and a peppery kick. The Berkeley Square signature serve is a Martini, garnished with a Kaffir lime leaf. While it does make a wonderful Martini – with enough flavour coming through even when the spirit is chilled on ice – I prefer a twist of lemon as a garnish. The zesty citrus peel cuts through the sweetness of the gin. It’s personal preference, of course, but the sweetness for me is almost too heady. I like my Martinis clean, pure and strong, and this ticks all the boxes.