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City of London Distillery Gin Lab

City of London Distillery Ltd.

The inaugural event in the City of London Distillery’s Gin Lab, on Thursday 5th December 2013, was a Christmas Gin-Making Competition for the Compass Buying Team. Having been spilt up into small groups, each took up the challenge of distilling their own bottle of gin. The novice distillers started by learning about the process of making gin and then exploring the wide variety of natural botanicals in the Gin Lab. With guidance from Jonathan Clark, the Master Distiller, they then designed their own gin recipe – choosing the flavours they all liked and thought would work together. Then after carefully weighing out their chosen ingredients, it was into the Gin Lab to distill their gin on one of the seven mini-stills. Jonathan knows that no two stills will perform the same, so to help with tracking, he’s named them; Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful Sneezy & Dopey. He says he can see their personalities are showing through already....

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