Category: History

A closer look at the design of The King’s Ginger

We’ve collaborated with Stranger & Stranger to bring the latest bottle of The King’s Ginger to life. Our ginger and lemon spirit is deeply rooted in the history of Berry Bros. & Rudd, and its new look is inspired by its rich heritage. Explore the inspiration and considerations behind its latest design.   The King’s Ginger owes its name and spirit (in all senses of the word) to King Edward […]

The history and heritage of The King’s Ginger

The King’s Ginger – our favourite ginger and lemon liqueur – is steeped in 117 years of history, since its inception in 1903. The story behind it is just as colourful as the king it was named for. I speak to Ronnie Cox, our Brands Heritage Director, to uncover the details of its rich heritage.   The King and his neighbourhood In […]

The Grocer of St James’s Street | Part 2

This article is the second part of The Grocer of St James’s Street, originally published in Number Three magazine in Spring 1958. Delving into the St James’s of the 17th century, this article continues the story of William Pickering – the man who laid the foundations for Berry Bros. & Rudd as it is today. […]

The Grocer of St James’s Street | Part 1

Some 300 years ago, William Pickering laid the foundations for our business. This article is the first of two parts, originally published in Spring 1958. It dives into 17th-century St James’s Street, opening the doors on the Heraldic Painters and Coffee Mill which paved the way for the wine and spirits shop to come. Amongst […]