City of London Square Mile Gin
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  • zesty
  • pine
  • spicy
  • lemon zest
  • zesty citrus
  • herbs
  • earthy
  • coriander
  • juniper

City of London

Square Mile Gin (0.7l, 47.3%)
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Character Goatson
City of London Square Mile Gin is a modern Gin with a bright aroma and a refreshingly loooong finish.
 
The City of London Distillery is as much a bar as it is a producer of quality adult beverages. Actually, to be accurate, they opened a distillery “in” a bar on December 20th, 2012… Johnathan Clark’s cocktail bar on Bride Street, London, to be precise. As you may imagine, if you open a distillery literally “inside” an operating cocktail bar, you do NOT have 30,000-gallon tanks. These guys are a micro-distillery from the get-go. 
 
Don’t get us wrong, these guys bought top-end equipment — professional-grade copper pot-stills from Germany. But they hold about 50 liters at a crack, so it will be quite a while before you find bottles of their quality hooch at the MegaMart. And with a name like “The City of London,” you better represent! And REPRESENT they do, producing five signature Gins in all of their classic juniper-licious glory

 
Your first question might be — why call it Square Mile? Well, if you write “city of London” with a lower-case “c” you are talking about the huge mega-city that most outsiders think of as London. If you write it as “The City of London” with a capital “C” you are talking about the ancient, Roman era borders that form a separate jurisdiction within the London metropolitan area. The nickname for this special area is “The Square Mile” because that’s just about the size of it. So, saying “The City of London Square Mile Gin” becomes a redundant insider joke. 
 
But The Square Mile is also the financial district, populated by international executives with Oxford MBA degrees wearing Saville Row suits. These guys want a top of the line, more modern Gin and that’s what City of London Square Mile Gin is. They add a bit of orris root, more citrus, and a few additional herbal notes to their classic London Dry recipe. The result is more aromatic, with juniper giving way to a piney-eucalyptus feel and a longer finish. It is also their most award-winning Gin, but you’ll just call it delicious. 

 
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Crystal Clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Juniper and pine wood, wet basil, and a solid dash of lemon zest
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Creamy mouth-feel and earthy pine notes  
 
Finish 
Lingering spicy tang

Flavour Spiral
zesty, pine, spicy, earthy, zesty citrus, lemon zest, herbs, coriander, juniper

 
Smart-ass Corner
 
The Square Mile is the formal City of London and it has a separate police force and even a seat in the House of Commons. As the heart of the financial district in one of the most important banking centers of the world, the financial institutions within this small section manage more than $20 trillion dollars in assets. While most cities are measured by their population density, The Square Mile has the highest “financial density” in the world. 
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  • zesty
  • pine
  • spicy
  • lemon zest
  • zesty citrus
  • herbs
  • earthy
  • coriander
  • juniper
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Character Dogson
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
The Gin Act of 1751, which increased taxes and restricted retail, essentially lead to the demise of London's 'Gin Craze'. There were very few distilleries, and none at all in the city of London for almost 200 years, until the launch of the City of London Distillery.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
The Gin Act of 1751, which increased taxes and restricted retail, essentially lead to the demise of London's 'Gin Craze'. There were very few distilleries, and none at all in the city of London for almost 200 years, until the launch of the City of London Distillery.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
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