The London No.1 Gin is produced, as are so many other premium craft gins nowadays, in small batches. Added to that is the fact that the traditional pot still method is used in the manufacture of this gin. It mixes the finest grains from Norfolk with crystal clear spring water from Clerkenwell, as well as of course a whole host of diverse botanicals from around the world. The London No.1 Gin?s botanicals list is an exciting collection; juniper from the Dalmatia region of Croatia is joined by orris root, angelica root, bergamot, liquorice, coriander, almonds, cinnamon, savory, and orange and lemon peel. The aroma of the finished gin is correspondingly lively and multifarious.
The unmistakable blue colouration of the gin is the result of infusion with gardenia flowers. The London No.1 Gin, which you can purchase in our online shop, is brought to a tastily strong 47% alcohol volume after rounding off with crystal clear spring water. The aromas of the gin are dominated by lightly spicy notes and hints of sourer edges. The soft and smooth texture of the gin completes the spirit?s wonderful complete impression, to say nothing of the warm and long finish.
The London No.1 Gin is a must-try for gin fans!
The London No.1 Gin is a versatile spirit, enjoyable on the rocks, in a classic gin & tonic, or in a variety of cocktails. It?s even enjoyable while still on the shelf ? who could fail to love that sleek glowing blue bottle?
Gin & tonic sets have recently hit our figurative shelves here at Urban Drinks, meaning that you can now purchase your chosen premium gin together with a perfectly paired tonic water in our online shop all in one click. You?re welcome. Now, we?ve put Fever Tree together with the London No.1, as we were thoroughly impressed by the interaction of Fever Tree?s orange bitter notes with the complex and slightly spicy taste of this gin. The importance of premium tonic waters in all gin & tonics ought to be clear; poorer tonics will dominate and disguise the flavours of the gin. Fever Tree is a bubbly quinine treat which we think makes the perfect team-mate for The London No.1 Gin.
Gin & Tonic & beyond: other ways to drink The London No.1
The London No.1 belongs to that elite set of gins that can be thoroughly enjoyed entirely on their own. Classy spirits with delectable profiles that don?t need mixers to cover up any overly harsh or rough tones ? they just aren?t there. Of course a cocktail can also bring out the best in these drinks, but do yourself a favour and try The London No.1 pure at least once. If you?re short of ideas for cocktail recipes, try the Arthur Tomkins:
- 40ml The London No.1 Gin
- 20ml Grand Marnier
- 10ml lemon juice
Shake up the ingredients over ice in a shaker and strain over a lowball glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.