***PRESS RELEASE*** The multiple award winning City of London Distillery has launched a zesty new gin celebrating its rich history in the Square Mile.
Available from today, Six Bells Lemon Gin has notes of lemon sherbet together with the aromatic flavours reminiscent of a classic dry gin, perfect for creating a wonderfully zesty gin and tonic.
Six Bells Lemon Gin is named after the six bells surrounding the City of London in the classic rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’ – St Martin’s, Old Bailey, Shoreditch, St Clements’, Stepney and Bow. Tradition has it that someone is a true Cockney if they are born within the sound of the Bow bells. ‘Born’ less than a mile away the City of London Bar and Distillery on Bride Lane is proud of its heritage. The new gin comes in a yellow bottle, shaped like the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, which is only half a mile from the distillery.
There were once thousands of gin distilleries in the city but these closed one-by-one until there were none left in the Square Mile. That was until 2012, when the City of London Distillery opened, becoming the first and only gin distillery in the area for 200 years. The bar and distillery quickly established itself as a top producer; this year alone gins from the range have been awarded two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirit Competition and named UK Distiller of the Year in the International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Six Bells Lemon Gin uses classic London dry gin botanicals with extra dried lemon peel used both in the pot still and in the vapour chamber/carterhead still to capture more lemon flavour.