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What is London Dry Gin?

What is London Dry Gin?

Posted by Karen Skerratt on 20 March 2023

The History of London Dry Gin

London Dry Gin first appeared in the early 18th century when a British government excise tax was placed on distilled spirits. This high taxation led to many illegal distilleries popping up around England, which produced a variety of gins, including the now-famous London Dry Gins. These gins were often flavoured with herbs and spices, making them particularly flavourful compared to other spirits available at the time.

Read The Ultimate Guide to London Dry Gin

Read the Ultimate Guide to London Dry Gin

Distilling a London Dry Gin

Today, London Dry Gins are still made using traditional methods. First, juniper berries are macerated in neutral grain alcohol for 24 hours before being distilled in copper stills. This process creates an aromatic spirit with a strong juniper flavour profile. The spirit is then redistilled with botanicals like coriander, angelica root, orris root, liquorice root, orange peel, lemon peel, and cassia bark for added flavour complexity. The final product must not contain sugar or other sweeteners to be considered a true London dry gin.

Luxury Behind Every Bottle

London Dry Gins are beloved worldwide for their unique flavour profiles and their long history of craftsmanship and tradition behind every bottle. Each bottle contains hundreds of years of knowledge passed down from generation to generation making them truly something special to enjoy. Whether you're looking for a classic G&T or experimenting with new cocktail recipes, there's nothing quite like sipping on a gin that has been crafted by expert distillers using only the finest ingredients available.

Standing the test of time

London Dry Gin is a versatile and delicious spirit that has stood the test of time. With its unique history and variety of styles, it’s clear why gin continues to thrive in the 21st century. As distillers become more creative, so does the flavour of London Dry Gin. From floral aromas to complex flavours with countless combinations in between, you are sure to find the perfect gin for you.

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