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Behind it, a flight of wooden steps drops down steeply beneath a large copy of Hogarth Gin Lane. In the 1751 print, created to aid the British government campaign against drunkenness, a mother wrecked by London gin has let her baby slip into the subterranean depths of Gin Lane. A sign on the parapet reads, for a penny. Dead drunk for two pence (See the story about Hogarth Gin Lane on our sister site BBC Culture for more).This is the image that welcomes visitors to the only distillery canada goose outlet kokemuksia still creating London dry a canada goose outlet store uk type of gin that must meet certain requirements and includes labels such as Beefeater, Bombay, Tanqueray and Gordon within the limits of the City of London.As I descended into what looks, at first glance, more like a speakeasy than a distillery, Luke Shackleton, the operations canada goose jacket outlet toronto manager, canada goose outlet eu was explaining the history of London canada goose outlet black friday sale dry gin to a tour group.View image of The bar looks more like a speakeasy canada goose outlet online (Credit: Credit: Tom Watkins)dry gin came out of an attempt to regulate what people were drinking, he said. the 18th Century, gin was a cheap but very dangerous way to get drunk it canada goose outlet mall used to be laced with turpentine and sulphuric acid. People were worried by the Gin Craze that was sweeping Britain, and that worry gave rise to Hogarth picture Gin Lane, which we got upstairs. he was giving his tour, I waited in one of the bar antique leather armchairs. The building, probably Victorian but built on canada goose outlet online store much older foundations, sits on top of the River Fleet, the largest of London rivers distillery itself is new, however, canada goose outlet edmonton built by gin enthusiast Jonathan Clarke in 2006 as a way of producing London dry gin within the City of London the district in the heart of London that, from Roman times up until the Middle canada goose outlet black friday Ages, was where most of the settlement was located. (Other London based labels are located in other, newer parts of the city; the Beefeater Distillery, for example, is in Kennington, on the south side of the Thames).View image of London dry gin (Credit: Credit: Tom Watkins)Perhaps surprisingly, London dry gin is manufactured all over the world. The term London dry is applied to gins that meet three requirements: they must be distilled canada goose jacket outlet uk with juniper berries, use ethanol of canada goose jacket uk an agricultural origin (like grains, sugar beets or potatoes) and be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% proof.Those regulations were laid down by the City of London 300 years ago and so to drink London dry gin, and to watch it being made in the City today, has a sense of time honoured pilgrimage about it. The bar over the counter lighting comes from seven Victorian copper kettles that have had their bottoms cut out. It as if Ernest Hemingway or Ian Fleming both great fans of gin had just stopped work and gone in search of a martini.In fact, the only thing that seems to be taken canada goose outlet montreal seriously is canada goose shop uk the display behind the bar, which has bottles of the five gins that Clarke and Shackleton make at City of London Distillery: London Dry canada goose outlet store near me Gin, Square Mile, Sloe Gin, Old Tom, and its newest gin, Christopher Wren. Launched 26 October 2015, Christopher Wren bottle shape is based on the dome of St Paul Cathedral; it also a nod to the architect St Bride Church next door.View canada goose parka outlet image of Christopher Wren gin (Credit: Credit: Tom canada goose outlet Watkins)When his bit of the tour ended, Shackleton came over to join me, dropping down heavily into the armchair opposite of mine; he was big, bearded and clad in a tweed waistcoat (the distillery livery). My first question for him was how Clarissa and Jennifer, the stills that produce London dry gin here, were doing. Each of these two beautiful, complex aluminium canada goose outlet buffalo and brass column cylinders is capable of turning out 600 litres a day.Inside the stills, vodka is boiled up to a minimum of 78.33C and forced through a basket canada goose outlet locations in toronto of juniper berries, herbs, spices and dried fruit. The flavoured ethanol steam is then cooled down to produce gin at the other end.The herbs, spices and fruit are referred to as and they give each London dry gin its unique flavour. In canada goose outlet washington dc the early days of Gordon Gin (launched in 1769) and Beefeater (in 1876), only a few basic botanicals like coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice and orris root were used. canada goose outlet store calgary Bombay Sapphire changed all that in the 1980s by using 10. Now, some gins incorporate as many as 47.View image of canada goose outlet price Gin basket canada goose outlet toronto address (Credit: Credit: Tom Watkins)That increasing complexity and choice of flavours has been one of the reasons gin has taken off so spectacularly in recent years. There are now more than 300 high quality dry gins being made around the world, and the City of London Distillery stocks them all (though they kept at the back of the bar so as not to distract visitors from the local product).The abundance of choices makes Shackleton confident he can find a gin for everyone. always ask people what flavours they like fruit, floral, spicy, earthy, savoury, citrus. Depending on what they say, I reckon I can find them a gin they like, he told canada goose outlet uk me. That also why, apart from Fevertree, the bar doesn stock the flavoured tonics that are becoming increasingly popular mixers. With so many gins to choose from, they don need to.To make the most of the flavour, Shackleton suggested that gin and tonic be served with cubed ice, not crushed, which dilutes the taste.View image of Gin and tonic being poured (Credit: Credit: Tom Watkins)Unsure if you drinking a high quality gin or not? If you taste ethanol, Shackleton canada goose outlet official told me, it a poorly made gin. that rare. In any case, there should be no right canada goose outlet paypal or wrong when it comes to taste because every individual canada goose outlet ottawa and every gin is so unique, he said.Even canada goose outlet real clarity, once a sign of a properly produced gin, is no longer necessarily a mark of quality. more and more people are looking to do something new, we are now seeing cloudy gins, Shackleton said. doesn’t alter the flavour. It is about how much organic material is carried through in the distillation process. you like drinking it, it a good gin.”This story is a part of BBC Britain a series focused on exploring this extraordinary island, one story at a canada goose outlet miami time. Readers outside of the UK can see every BBC Britain story by heading to the Britain homepage; you also can see our latest canada goose parka outlet uk stories by following us on Facebook and Twitter. The BBC is canada goose outlet store new york not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.

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