About City of London Dry Gin
Situated under the steps of the St. Bride's Church on Fleet Street, the City of London Distillery is the first distillery to be commissioned within the City of London in over two centuries. The distillery was founded in 2012 by Jonathan Clark and Jamie Baxter, who set out to pay homage to the thousands of distilleries in London that had suffered and were ultimately shuttered due to England's repressive regulatory and tax regimes.
City of London Dry Gin is a handcrafted gin that is made using two stills and seven unique botanicals. The stills, which were constructed by Carl GMbH, are nicknamed Clarissa (a Carter Head still) and Jennifer (a classic pot still) are "the heart of the operations of the distillery," says Clark. In addition, the botanicals using during distillation — juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice, orange, lemon and grapefruit — create a sublime gin that has touches of zesty citrus, pink grapefruits and licorice.
City of London Dry Gin earned the title "Master" at the Gin Masters Competition in 2014.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.
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