City of London Christopher Wren
Located on Fleet Street, the COLD site is at the heart of the area where many of the now famous gin distilleries had their humble beginnings (and equally, where the depravity of the last Gin Craze was at its most obscene). Over 1,700 stills were said to be in use in the capital during the 1700’s Craze, which ultimately lead to the 8 Gin Acts that ensued, trying to curb the heavy gin consumption causing so much of the decay of London’s working class. Now in a very different era, yet one with an unquenchable thirst for gin, COLD has opened up in the right place at the right time.
City of London Christopher Wren Gin -
Using 5 botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica, liquorice root and sweet orange) and bottled at 45.3% ABV – it’s easy to see the maker’s finger print on this one (Tom Nichol, ex Tanqueray Master Distiller). Soft on the nose, there is a big caramelised orange upfront, giving way to earthier juniper and angelica. The Liquorice root works miracles extending the depth of flavour and length of finish too.
Read Gin Foundry's full review here: City of London