City of London Old Tom 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 alongside the Six Bells, this acts as a contrast in flavour profile. Where the Six Bells is bright, fresh and summery, this is more spiced, with a rich rounded profile highlighting delicious bitter-sweet orange with some more robust aromatics. Perfect in Negronis – or anything else where you want a gin with a little extra spice.
Nose: A little alcohol on the nose. Sharp pine notes and aromatic baking spices. Definite notes of orange.
Palate: Well balanced, a subtle sweetness accompanies the orange and cassia notes. Very little ethanol considering its ABV. The citrus leans more toward bright lemon on the palate.
Finish: The soft sweetness contuses with rounded orange and spice notes.