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Christopher Wren gin launched by COLD

The City of London Distillery has launched a gin called Christopher Wren, created in conjunction with master distiller Tom Nichol.

The highlight of the launch last week was the arrival of The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of The City of London, Alan Yarrow, and his party including the Lady Mayoress, Gilly Yarrow, and the Sheriff.

Jonathan Clark, owner of the distillery and bar, says: “We were honoured that the Lord Mayor and his party were able to join us for the launch. I am very excited to add a new edition to our range, especially as it was created with the master of gin, Tom Nichol. The support from my team, friends, family and customers has been astounding, my mind is already reeling with ideas for gin number 6!”

Tom Nichol adds: “It was a memorable evening and an excellent way to launch Christopher Wren. Jonathan is a passionate gin-maker and I’ve had a great time developing this gin with him and his team, I think customers and gin fans will be very pleased!”

This premium gin combines the subtle flavours of juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and sweet orange and is produced in small batches (of 200 bottles) in the copper stills at the Bride Lane, EC4 venue.  The bottle, made by Italian company Vetroelite, captures the essence of the most famous of Wren’s projects, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and immediately places it on the collector’s list. The label was created by Mike Axford from The Brand Foundry.

Christopher Wren Gin 45.3%abv is available on the COLD website (; Amazon and Harrods, priced at £42/70cl. The distillery’s range now comprises City of London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Sloe Gin, Square Mile Gin and now Christopher Wren Gin.

The City of London Distillery opened in 2012, bringing gin distilling back to the City after an absence of nearly 200 years. It welcome visitors to taste the gin, enjoy a cocktail or share in one of its gin experiences; tours, distilling classes and gin tastings.

6 November 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor