Our favourite blue gin has now changed its name and livery to become The London No. 1. This is in response to the new EU definition of London Gin, which specifies that all flavouring must be derived from distillation only, and no colourings or other substances can be added after distillation. London No. 1 is a Distilled Gin like Hendrick’s and Martin Miller’s Gin and has always described itself as such. It adds final touches in the form of pure bergamot oil and maceration with gardenia flowers for the blue colour. So, whilst it is made in London, unlike many other London Gins, brand owners Gonzalez Byass decided to rechristen the brand as The London No 1 to avoid any confusion. Hey, it works for us, we love the new look!