London No. 1 Dry Gin
London No. 1 Dry Gin
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The London No. 1 Dry Gin is crafted to evoke the fuller-bodied gins of the past, but with a stunning visual twist. Through the addition of gardenia flowers and bergamot oils, the gin is bottled with a striking turquoise blue colour. In fact, on first glance, you would swear that the bottle is tinted. But it's not, it's the gin.
Produced in the most traditional style, using grain spirit from Suffolk and Norfolk, it is triple-distilled in small-batch, pot stills, by master distiller Charles Maxwell. Like many modern gins, seeking an old-world feel, London No. 1 is distilled with only 12 key botanicals including Angelica root, Cassia bark, cinnamon, lemon and orange peel and, of course, juniper. It is bottled at a slightly higher ABV (47%) than many other gins, to ensure a more concentrated flavour on the palate.
In line with the classic gins of yesteryear, juniper, coriander and angelica feature in the recipe – the first two botanicals imparting fragrance and spiciness whilst angelica, together with orris root, give body and structure to the other botanicals. A zesty freshness comes from liquorice root. The London No. 1 is unique in that it also has a final fusion of bergamot oil in the mix – that instantly recognisable perfumed aroma in Earl Grey tea. Its citric qualities marry beautifully with the fellow fresh juicy flavours of orange and lemon peel, whilst the bergamot also reinforces the "holding" role of orris root. These are perfectly offset with the thyme-like aromatics of savory, whilst the sweet, spicy notes of cinnamon and cassia bark complete the recipe.
GOOD FOOD GUIDE
The blue tinge is from gardenia flowers, part of a suite of botanicals that give this gin complexity. Its intense fragrance of florals, juniper, oranges and lemons, spices and herbs, carries cleanly through real depth of flavour.'
Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014