D1 London Gin Review
Key Gin Information
Juniper, Lemon & Coriander
The D1 London Dry Gin masterly combines both the classic side of the juniper spirit with modern characteristics to create a unique luxury version of the London Gin with a contemporary style. It is said that the ingredients of the D1 London Gin have been specially chosen by a master tea blender. Produced by the D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co., the D1 is made in a copper pot still containing neutral wheat spirit and other ingredients including juniper, lemon and orange peels, coriander, roots of angelica, almond, cassia bark, liquorice and nettles. The D1 is perfect for G&T’s and cocktails or can be simply had with some ice. In a hurry? Check D1 London Gin price on Amazon UK!
The D1 is soft on the nose with a smooth aromatic aura of the blackcurrant and apricot along with a stirring herbal dash of the nettles
Similar to other London Dry Gins, the D1 is also high on citrus with equal notes of juniper along with a little spice
The D1 leaves a sweet finish lingering on your taste buds for a long time with liquorice, pine and citrus
😜 4.3/5 - Smoooooooth!
The D1 completely captures the typical British flavors and provides a classic note that is combined with a modern twist to its taste. It is basically a gin that is heavy on juniper and laced slightly with orange blossoms, coriander and lemon oil to leave you with one of the most versatile London Gin's you may taste.
Overall the D1 London Dry Gin is worth a purchase as the balanced juniper flavour produces one of the smoothest Dry Gin's on the market.
Gin and Tonic
The D1 is perfect for a G&T as it is super-smooth and comes with a triple distilled wheat spirit that is always a classic choice for G&T and for people who love a delicate Gin flavor. D1 is heavy on citrus combined with a lighter tone of nettle and liquorice.
The botanicals that are featured are:
- Juniper Berries
- Lemon Peel
- Angelica root
- Cassia Bark
D1 offer these recipes to go with your gin cocktails and concoctions.
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- 50ml D1
- Tonic Water
- Mint Leaf
Pour the D1 Gin over the rocks and top up with a premium tonic of your choice, finish by garnishing with a fresh mint leaf.
Sting & Spice Gimlet
- 50ml D1
- 25ml Nettle & Black Pepper Cordial
- Forget-Me-Not Flower
Combine the D1 and Nettle Black Pepper Cordial together, finish by garnishing with a forget-me-not flower.
D1 & Pink
- 50ml D1
- Watermelon Juice
Pour the D1 over ice and top up with watermelon juice, squeeze a lime to add some zesty flavour to your drink.
D1 & Tea
- 50ml D1
- Frozen Jasmine Tea
Use the frozen Jasmine Tea as your rocks and pour the D1 Gin over it, finish by garnishing with petals. You may substitute the Jasmine Tea for any other tea you may enjoy.
D1 Dry Punch
- 50ml D1
- 10ml mint infused Vermouth
- 10ml of Nettle & peppermint cordial
- Mint leaf
Combine the liquids into a shaker and strain the liquid over ice, finish by garnishing with a mint leaf.
Cloud 1 - Jacky Tsai
- Pink Vanilla Foam
- Cardamom & Champagne
Combine all the ingredients together and watch the drink dissolve into a pink cloud storm.
D1 Gin and Tea Hot Toddy
- Christmas Tea
- D1 Gin
- Teaspoon of Sugar
- Cinnamon Stick
- Orange Peel
Brew a spicy Christmas Tea and add a teaspoon of sugar, stir the sugar until it dissolves. Then add as much D1 Gin as per your liking, finish by garnishing with a orange peel.
Festive Toffee Apple Sour
- 50ml D1
- 10ml Toffee Syrup
- 30ml Apple Juice
- 15ml Lemon juice
- 1 Egg White
- Cinnamon, Blackberry, Plum or Apple
Shake all the liquids together, then add ice to the shaker and shake again. Pur the liquid into your glass and finish by garnishing with either a cinnamon, blackberry, plum or apple.
- 35ml D1
- 15ml Cointreau
- 2 teaspoons of cranberry sauce
- 20ml of lime juice
Shake all the liquids and pour it into a martini glass, finish by garnishing with a fig.
History of D1 London Gin
The D1 London Dry Gin is distilled in D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co, founded by Dominic Limbrey. The company is always focused on bringing some of the finest quality classic London Gin with a contemporary twist to it. The D1 has also has won a lot of accolades in the annual Gin Masters competition in 2014 including winning the Master Medals in the Contemporary and the Super Premium Category.
D1 also produce other London spirits, D1 have their own vodka line where they sell the D1 Potato Vodka.
The D1 comes encased in a beautifully designed white bottle with an attractive blue floral skull design on the front created by the famous artist Jacky Tsai. The design of this bottle is often referred to as the 'skull head gin' or the 'crystal skull gin'.
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