Spirit Cartel, home to the dauntless spirit specialists, adds quintessentially British, City of London Distillery Gins to its portfolio of fine liquors. The renowned small-batch micro-distillery opened in 2012 inside entrepreneur Jonathan Clark’s cocktail bar, and was the first working distillery to open in the heart of the City of London for 200 years.
Making life a whole lot more interesting for gin lovers and connoisseurs alike, the distillery produces a range of five small batch premium gins: London Dry Gin at 41.3% ABV, Christopher Wren Gin created by former Tanqueray distiller Tom Nichols at 45.3% ABV, Old Tom Gin at 43.3% ABV, Sloe Gin at 28% ABV and the limited Square Mile Gin at a sublime 47.3% ABV.
Using artisan techniques and the finest botanicals, City of London Gins are distilled using the traditional ‘one shot’ method. The finished product: uniquely smooth liquid, refreshing complex flavours and double gold award winning gins that add a unique distinction to any drink.
The exquisite packaging design references the distillery’s location in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral and demonstrates the brand’s pride in their City of London location, making the bottle equal in class to the liquid inside. This striking bottle is also a stunning addition to any back bar.
Jonathan Clark, Founder of City of London Distillery, says: “Knowing Spirit Cartel’s history with their other brands, I was still a little dazed even whilst the celebratory-deal-sealed G&Ts were being sipped. The distillery and our gins are a great success in the UK and we look forward to this continuing with the help of our new family”.
Charles Marshall, Spirit Cartel Consiglieri, says: “The addition of City of London Distillery will further strengthen our presence in the gin market and complement our portfolio of premium brands that include Don Q rum and Four Roses bourbon. They’re a perfect fit for the Cartel with their attention to detail, as well as the slight off-the-wall essence to the things they do. We’re pretty thrilled to have them on board and look forward to telling their story and working with Jonathan and the team at C.O.L.D., as well as getting Tom (Nichol) into the trade.”
City of London Distillery gins have an RRP ranging from £35 – £45 and are available in the on-trade, through most of the wholesalers, and in the off-trade in Harrods and other premium purveyors of fine spirits.