The Whisky Exchange
Product of: United Kingdom
Created by the ex-Tanqueray Master Distiller, Tom Nichol, this is a classic London Dry gin distilled in the heart of the City of London with five botanicals: juniper berries, liquorice, coriander seeds, angelica root and sweet orange peel.
Named after Sir Christopher Michael Wren, the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral and numerous other iconic buildings across central London, the bottle’s shoulders have a ribbed arch shape inspired by St Paul’s dome, also repeated on the bottle’s punt. The distinctive smoked grey glass bottle is fittingly embossed with the coat of arms of the City of London. This is one of a range of gins produced at Jonathan Clark’s City of London Distillery, and taking inspiration from the Pimm’s numbered fruit cups, this is the distillery’s “No.2” gin.
The launch of Christopher Wren Gin on 26th October 2015 was officially marked by a visit to the City of London Distillery by Alan Yarrow, the Lord Mayor of the City of London resplendent in his official regalia.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 26/10/2015
(sample bottle batch No.001, bottle 161 of 200) Crystal clear.
Piney juniper with lavender, faint cashew nuts, and subtle orange and lemon zestiness. Lavender notes are amplified with water.
Dry and juniper-led with liquorice, zesty orange and faint lavender.
Dry rooty liquorice and piney juniper lifted by orange zestiness.
Sir Christopher Michael Wren is one of England’s most highly acclaimed architects while Tom Nichol is one of England’s most experienced and highly acclaimed gin distillers. These two great names come together in a great gin, a classically styled London Dry distilled in the heart of the City of London with underlying liquorice sweetness and enlivening orange zestiness.