This coloured-glass bottling has now been discontinued by City of London Distillery as they move the brand to clear glass and a slightly lower ABV. So, catch this collectable, higher-strength version while stocks last.
During the 18th Century the City of London was awash with gin. Let’s call this Gin Craze Volume 1. Unfortunately, this all completely disappeared to be replaced with finance, commerce and an unfeasible number of coffee shops. Then after the turn of the Millennium, gin came back with a vengeance – Gin Craze Volume 2.
In 2012, City of London Distillery opened, the first in gin’s spiritual home for nearly 200 years. Since then, this small-batch micro-distillery, with Master Distiller Jonathan Clark at the helm, has been quietly creating some of the country’s most exciting gins beneath the capital’s busy streets.
And this gin, City of London Authentic London Dry Gin, was where it all started. To this day, the first gin created by Jonathan Clark remains largely unrivalled in its quality to price ratio. A simple range of seven botanicals proves the old adage that less is more. Citrus takes centre stage, supported by earthy spices and clean lines – very much a modern classic in its Christopher Wren-esque bottle.