With subtle hints of rhubarb and rose complemented by a fundamentally juniper forward nature, this gin could be said to be the perfect middle ground for gin purists looking for a bit of adventure.
The City of London Rhubarb and Rose gin is certainly a spectacular combination featuring some classic London gin botanicals alongside some floral and fruity deliciousness.
You won’t find a gin more quintessentially British than this. The bottle is styled like St. Paul’s Cathedral and it’s distilled in the heart of the City of London using home grown rhubarb and rose.
The tangy rhubarb whisks your taste buds straight to Yorkshire, then the floral notes takes you to a cottage garden in the sunshine or one of the Royal Parks with the roses in bloom.
Meanwhile, the peppery hit of juniper reminds you that this is very much a London Gin.
Rhubarb & Rose Gin is crisp and clean – only the glass of the bottle is pink – lending it to a super summery G&T or a very elegant Martini.
According to most given tonic guides, this would pair nicely with an Elderflower tonic to bring out the fruity goodness in this gin. Why not add some rose petals in there to elevate your G&T to new heights? It would make an insta-worthy shot.
Available at Sainsbury’s for £25.00 (70 cl, 41.3% ABV).