The citrus and piney juniper notes come through on the nose, but on the palate, the spices dominate and the liquorice adds a gentle sweetness with the cinnamon coming through on the finish.
London No 1 Blue Gin
Distilled in small batches in the heart of London, London No 1 Blue Gin is a unique gin. It is all of the components that give it such character – the quality of the raw ingredients, the distillation in pot stills (traditionally the only stills used for distillation in small quantities), the colour and finally the bottle’s design.
During the 18th century, London was a world-renowned hub for international trade, where all types of herbs and spices were bought and sold. That is why the London No 1 soon became the most complex drink on the market with twelve carefully chosen ingredients that create a unique gin, giving it a unique complexity, elegance and perfect balance.
London No 1 Blue Gin consists of 12 different botanicals from around the world; cinnamon, orange peel, angelica root, almond, savoy, iris root, juniper, bergamot, liquorice, lemon peel, coriander, and cassia.
We were looking for a new gin to add to our growing list and Taste recommended London No 1 as it was picking up popularity due to its natural blue haze. But to be honest, after trying the gin, it didn’t matter what colour it was as the flavour was beautiful! It has the perfect level of sweet and spice to mask it’s strong ABV and is now our go too gin for all G&T requests.The 3 Acres
The Perfect “Blue” Gin & Tonic
1. Fill a highball type glass with ice. The large diameter rim will bring out all of the nuances of the gin.
2. Put lemon peel in the glass to boost the flavour of the gin. Gently swirl the ice to cool the glass.
3. Then gradually add The London Nº1 until the bluish colour is well-distributed throughout the glass.
4. Add four parts tonic water for each part of gin. Do so slowly so the bubbles remain strong.
5. Flavour with an aromatic lime peel and add some juniper berries.