The City of London has a rich gin history. During the Gin Craze in the 18th century there was a gin distillery or gin shop in every street in the City. All benefiting from the spices and citrus fruits coming in to the port of London. The Gin Craze ended and very few gin distilleries survived. For nearly 200 years there wasn’t a single gin distillery in the City. That is until the City of London Distillery opened in 2012.
The City of London Distillery opened on 20th December 2012. It was located inside Jonathan Clark’s cocktail bar in Bride Lane, within the City of London. The first gin, loyal to their roots, was a classic London Dry Gin. This was followed soon after by their celebration of the City of London Square Mile gin. Since then they’ve added a very popular Sloe gin, Old Tom gin and Christopher Wren gin to their range.