The superb, City of London, distillery bagged the Double-Gold Award at the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2017. It should also be added that other gins from City of London Gin are also racking up the awards fast! Plus, this may just be one of our favourite gins of the moment and a certain contender for wowing when it comes to Spring and Summer evening parties and gatherings!
Based in the heart of the City, City of London Gin can be found just off Fleet street, where two copper stills produce both gin and vodka during the day. In the evenings, the establishment actually opens as a bar, giving a true celebration of their produce.
The City of London Dry Gin is made in small batches on site and is packaged in elegant, 700ml bottles. In the essence of a classic London Dry, this is enjoyably citrusy with the presence of fresh orange, lemon and pink grapefruit throughout. Plus, there is the typical juniper prowess you would expect. Super clean on the palate and wonderfully clear in the glass, this gin has a lot of class. The balance of the botanicals is also an exciting one, with parma violet, orris root, liquorice and others combining for a memorable experience for the senses. Full tasting notes below.
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Full tasting notes
Aroma: pungent, piney juniper aroma with zesty pink grapefruit, orange and lemon. There are also subtle notes of celery, sage and parma violet.
Appearance: Crystal clear
Taste: clean and characterful. It’s a classic London dry gin with attractive parma violet, orris root, liquorice, zesty citrus and enlivening black pepper sauce.
After taste: Piney juniper, citrus and subtle peppery spice linger on the palette after tasting.
Serving Suggestion: great in G&T, serve with lots of ice and a wedge of fresh pink grapefruit.
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