City of London Distillery Six Bells Lemon Gin
The City of London has a rich gin history. During the Gin Craze in the 18th century there was a gin distillery or gin shop in every street in the City benefiting from the spices and citrus fruits coming in to the port of London.When the Gin Craze ended, very few gin distilleries survived, and for nearly 200 years there wasn’t a single gin distillery in the City. That is until the City of London Distillery opened in 2012.
Launched it at the end of 2018, this gin takes its name from the classic nursery rhyme ‘oranges and lemons, say the bells of St. Clement’s.’ Rather than a flavoured gin with full focus on one flavour, this is unmistakably a gin drinker’s gin; well balanced, and highlighting the characteristics of the prominent lemon botanical without overpowering the rest.
Nose: Aromatic lemon oil dominates the nose. Juniper is still present and adds a crispy dry undertone. Hints of camomile and honey。
Palate: Layers of lemon over a classic dry gin base. Sherbet-like lemon plays alongside more aromatic heavy lemon oils. At its core there is still juniper and a soft earthy note. A perfect bright summer gin.
Finish: Short and full of the light fresh lemon notes. Leaves a refreshed feeling to the palate.