Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

City Gets First New Gin Distillery since Hogarthian Era of Excess

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

City Gets First New Gin Distillery since Hogarthian Era of Excess

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Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor

THE first new gin distillery since the 18th-century Hogarthian heyday of London's favourite spirit has opened in the City.

The owners of the site, just off Fleet Street, hope it will become a tourist attraction.

Capable of producing 200 bottles a day, the distillery becomes a bar at night which will eventually serve up to 180 brands at [pounds sterling]5 for a large G&T. The new City of London Dry Gin is being produced in two German-made copper stills that cost [pounds sterling]100,000 to install.

Master distiller Jamie Baxter said the gin will be flavoured with juniper, citrus fruits, coriander, liquorice root and angelica. He described it as a "gin-lovers gin" with a "classic botanical profile".

It will sell for [pounds sterling]29.95 a bottle. Visitors to the Gin Experience will tour the distillery and view the stills behind huge glass windows, watch a demonstration of how the spirit is made, and sample it. …

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