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Dry & Smooth.

Not what you’d expect from a citrus vodka.

NB London Dry Citrus Vodka is unexpectedly dry and smooth. There’s no harshness, sharpness or sweetness. This is no ordinary, flavoured vodka. This is the world’s first London Dry Citrus Vodka, perfected by NB – distillers of the world’s best London Dry gin.

Where others add a concentrated flavour at the end, the exacting and meticulous London Dry process distils the botanicals naturally to create pure, elegant and subtle citrus tones. No additives. No sweeteners. Just dry, smooth perfection.

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NB London Dry Citrus Vodka.

Dry, smooth perfection.

Perfection has always been something of an obsession for Steve and Viv Muir. When they started, their ambition was to create the ‘perfect’ gin. The London Dry process is recognised as being the most exacting and meticulous way to create great gin in small batches. So naturally, they followed this process.

They began by experimenting in their home kitchen with a pressure cooker and some old central heating pipes - hardly glamorous, but their makeshift ‘still’ was a great way to test hundreds of different botanicals with water to see which worked together the best.

When they were confident of a possible recipe, they were granted a license and progressed to a glass, desktop lab still. Their kitchen became an official ginnery. They distilled, refined and distilled again – over hundreds of batches and thousands of hours – before finally they created the gin they believed was ‘perfect’. A gin that was worthy of putting their name to. Their own Original NB Gin.

Having perfected their recipe, they invested in a custom-built still made to their exact specifications by the world’s oldest and most revered still-makers. A still that would be able to precisely replicate their tried and tested recipe. It was time to move out of their kitchen and into their new distillery.

Within two years, their gin won admirers from near and far and in 2015 was voted the Best London Dry Gin in the world. They achieved what they originally set out do: to create perfection that’s recognised globally. Now, using their perfected process, they’ve created the world’s first London Dry Citrus Vodka.

Unexpectedly dry and smooth this is no ordinary, flavoured vodka. Where others add a concentrated flavour at the end, the exacting and meticulous London Dry process distils the botanicals naturally to create pure, elegant and subtle citrus tones. No additives. No sweeteners. Just dry, smooth perfection.

NB will always remain a small company, only ever using the London Dry process, believing in its people and their skills, and working as hard as ever. And when Steve and Viv put the NB name on a bottle, they promise that inside will be every bit as ‘perfect’ as their Original Gin. Whatever the product.

Our Process

Process.

London Dry. Perfected.

NB London Dry Citrus Vodka is created using the exacting and meticulous London Dry process. This means that all of its flavours only come from the essential oils released from the botanicals through the distillation process. No flavour can be added by any other means. Only the finest 3 botanicals are used to make NB London Dry Citrus Vodka: coriander seed; cassia bark and lemon peel. The consistently high quality of these botanicals ensures perfection between the small batches distilled.

Following extensive research and experimentation, a process was finally perfected, which dictates:
  • The temperature of the still to within one degree at any one time throughout the whole process;
  • The total run time, literally timed to the second;
  • The cuts (both tail and head) to the second and millilitre;
  • The botanicals, weighed to the gram; and
  • The amount of water and spirit used, measured to the gram.
The distillate that comes from the still is over 83 percent ABV. It sits for a minimum period before being blended down to bottling condition – 40 percent ABV - by adding filtered water and some neutral grain spirit. Each blending drum holds the equivalent of only 288 bottles of NB London Dry Citrus Vodka.

Although immensely difficult to control, only the London Dry process creates the subtle citrus tones and dry smoothness that NB London Dry Citrus Vodka is renowned for. It’s the world’s first London Dry Citrus Vodka and it will only ever be made this way.

People.

Smooth operators from around the globe.

People who enjoy NB London Dry Citrus Vodka come from all walks of life and from all over the world. Meet a few of them here.

At home.

Let’s begin in North Berwick, the home of NB London Dry Citrus Vodka and with the people who make it perfect.

Vivienne Muir, CEO
Steve and VivienneViv loves nothing more than meeting new people who share her love of gin and vodka and listening to their feedback about our products. It helps to keep her ‘anchored’. Favourite way of drinking NB London Dry Citrus Vodka: V&T with a twist of lime – a classic with a twist.

Steve Muir, Chairman and Master Stiller
Steve is our Master Stiller and ‘Senior Perfectionist’. He ensures that each and every bottle we produce is perfect and lives up to the NB name. Favourite way of drinking NB London Dry Citrus Vodka: Neat, naturally.

Steve Ross, Head of Production
Steve is responsible for the day-to day-running of the distillery. He’s a great planner and a stickler for detail. Favourite way of drinking NB London Dry Citrus Vodka: Classic Martini – clean and precise.

Lorna Waddell, PR Manager
Lorna handles all of our public and media relations and keeps the world up-to-date about NB London Dry Citrus Vodka’s news and successes. Favourite way of drinking NB London Dry Citrus Vodka: Scotsmopolitan cocktail – it’s world-class.

Online.
Click here for tweets, posts and pictures from NB London Dry Citrus Vodka lovers across the world.

In person.
NB London Dry Citrus Vodka loves meeting new friends. Click here to see recent and forthcoming events and tastings. Why not come along and try it for yourself.

  • Try it.

    The dry smoothness is in the tasting.

    The only way to truly experience NB London Dry Citrus Vodka is to try it. Just one sip and you’ll appreciate its dry, smooth perfection. Not what you’d expect from a citrus vodka. The dry smoothness is in the tasting.



    Sipping.

    Surprisingly dry and smooth.

    Where others add a concentrated flavour at the end, the exacting and meticulous London Dry process distils the botanicals naturally to create pure, elegant and subtle citrus tones. No additives. No sweeteners. Just dry, smooth perfection.

    Neat.

    Neat, or with a dash of water, NB London Dry Citrus Vodka’s full character can be truly savoured and appreciated without being masked by any other flavours. On tasting there’s a real hit of citrus, starting with lemon and then moving to lime and finally orange notes.

    Over ice.

    Over slightly melted ice, it’s fresh with subtle citrus notes. It’s surprisingly smooth and the flavour is perfectly balanced and dry. It has a wonderfully long, flavoursome finish that sets it apart from all other citrus vodkas.
  • Classics.

    A smooth operator.

    NB London Dry Citrus Vodka’s dry smoothness is a perfect match with classic mixers. Try it in a V&T and experience its subtle citrus notes.

    NB V&T.

    Blended with the best, light tonic and a cube of ice, NB London Dry Citrus Vodka makes an invigoratingly dry, smooth V&T. Try it without garnish, or with a twist of lime, orange or strawberries, mint and black pepper.
  • Cocktails.

    High society.

    Served in the world’s best cocktail bars, NB London Dry Citrus Vodka’s lifts cocktails to new heights. Pure, elegant and subtle, it’s the epitome of dry, smooth perfection.
  • Scotsmopolitan.



    A Scottish twist on the American, modern-classic cocktail.

    Ingredients:
    15ml Fresh lime juice,
    30ml Cranberry juice,
    15ml Cointreau
    45ml NB London Dry Citrus Vodka

    Method:
    Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into a large cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
  • NB Vesper Martini.



    Made famous by James Bond, this Martini contains both NB Gin and NB London Dry Citrus Vodka. For those who like their martini shaken, but not stirred.

    Ingredients:
    60ml NB Gin
    20ml NB London Dry Citrus Vodka
    10ml Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano


    Method:
    Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a large cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive.
  • Bloody Mary.



    Ingredients:
    50 ml NB London Dry Citrus Vodka
    100ml. Tomato Juice
    1squeeze(s) Lemon
    4dash(es) Tabasco Sauce
    4dash(es) Worcestershire Sauce
    2grind(s) Pepper
    1 Celery Stalk

    Method:
    1 Fill a high ball glass with ice.
    2 Pour NB Vodka and tomato juice into the glass.
    3 Add a squeeze of lemon, dashes of tabasco and worcestershire sauce and some black pepper.
    4 Stir thoroughly.
    5 Garnish with a celery stalk.

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Get in touch.

How to contact NB London Dry Citrus Vodka.

NB London Dry Citrus Vodka is well travelled and enjoys meeting new people from all over the world. If you’d like to get in touch, then here’s how.
0845 467 4547
Registered office:
NB London Dry Citrus Vodka
NB Distillery Limited
15 St Andrew’s Street
North Berwick
East Lothian EH39 4NU
Scotland