Old Tom Gin

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  • Haymans Old Tom Gin 40% 70cl
    The British spirits company, Hayman Distillers, has dusted off an old family recipe for Old Tom, and the vintage gin is now being brought on the UK Market.

    The name "Old Tom Gin" purportedly came from wooden plaques shaped like a black cat (an "Old Tom") mounted on the outside wall of some pubs above a public walkway in the 1700s England. After a pedestrian deposited a penny in the cat's mouth, they would place their lips around a small tube between the cat's paws. From the tube would come a shot of Gin, poured by the bartender inside the pub.

    Hayman Distillers is the longest serving family owned gin distiller in England today. Hayman's Old Tom Gin is made under the careful supervision of their Chairman, Christopher Hayman. Hayman's Old Tom Gin is a botanically-intensive and lightly sweetened style of gin that consequently delivers a balanced and mild undertone which results in a subtle and distinctive gin experience.

    The re-introduction of Hayman's Old Tom Gin came at the request of the London Cocktail community, interested as having a full range of gins as specified in the recipes of so many classic gin based cocktails. The creation of the Old Tom Gin is bringing back The Tom Collins, The Martinez and many more old classic favorites .

    Haymans Old Tom Gin has a botanically-intensive, sweet, lightly-fruity nose, with aromas of sweet digestive biscuit, almond and creamy lemon-citrus. Hints of ginger, dark chocolate, and sweet, spiced coffee, with a light herbal-spiciness from juniper and coriander, give a more rounded fragrance.

    A rich, soft, round mouth feel, yielding to a sweet, medium body of candied ginger, orange peel and lemon zest, with accents of violets, rose-water and anise, provide the nicely-balanced, traditional flavour of this lightly-sweetened gin style.

    :The finish is a delicate, spiced-cake note with a touch of honey-icing. After an initial sweet, confectionery taste, hints of citrus and juniper spiciness supply a lovely, smooth taste.

    Hayman's Old Tom Gin, Distilled from 100% Grain. 40% alcohol by volume. Distilled and bottled in the United Kingdom.
  • Two Birds Old Tom Gin 40% 70cl
    A traditional style gin the predates London Dry and was very popular in the 18th & 19th Century. Like all great gins this Old Tom (40%) style it's bursting with lovely pine and juniper aromas and is slightly sweetened with liquorice and number of other botanicals. Best serve: 50ml measure, mixed with 150-200ml good quality tonic, tall glass, plenty of ice, garnish with blood orange.
  • Old Tom Gin Poetic License 41.6% 70cl
    This classic originating from the mid-1800s delivers a sweeter and more peppery taste in comparison with our Dry Gin. From the botanicals alone we nurture its sweet taste, while our oak casks continue to add flavour and colour. The inclusion of rose petals infuses a distinct character to the sweetness as well as a slight rose gold tinge.
  • City of London Old Tom Gin 43.3% 70cl

    City of London Old Tom Gin is an authentic Old Tom; it’s lightly sweetened and combines a hint of warm spice flavour with lingering zesty citrus notes.

    Aroma: Distinctive juniper and citrus with subtle caramel
    Appearance: Crystal clear
    Taste: Well-rounded amalgamation of juniper, coriander, nutty angelica root and just a hint of sweetness to bring out the wonderful citrus flavours
    After taste: Lasting juniper and lively citrus
    Serving Suggestion: made with cocktails in mind but great in G&Ts or on-the-rocks

  • Two Birds Old Tom Gin 40% 20cl
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  • Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom Gin Small Batch 40% 70cl
    Old Tom is a sweeter style of Gin which was popular in Victorian time but fell out of favour until recently. It is made from 8 botanicals Cassia Bark, Angelica, Sicilian Lemon, Coriander, Orris root, Sevilla Orange, Juniper and Star Anise with the addition of natural sugars . Distilled at Thames distillery in small traditional pot stills with each bottle carrying an indiviual number. It is a lighter style of gin, less intense whcih was a common sight behind bars in Victorian times.

  • Herno Old Tom Gin 43% 50cl
    Herno Gin is made by Jon Hillgren in a small village called Dala just outside the City of Hrnsand in ngermanland, Sweden. This is Sweden's first dedicated Gin distillery which is made in two hand-beaten copper stills, Kerstin and Marit.
    Using the recipe grate recipe as the Herno Swedish Excellence Gin this Old Tom version has extra amounts of Meadowsweet in the distillation and they add some honey and sugar to slightly sweeten the gin as this style dictates.

    Herno Gin is made by Jon Hillgren in a small village called Dala just outside the City of Hrnsand in ngermanland, Sweden. This is Sweden's first dedicated Gin distillery which is made in two hand-beaten copper stills, Kerstin and Marit.
  • Citadelle Extremes No.1 No Mistake Old Tom Gin 46% 70cl

    This Old Tom style gin has been recreated by Alexandre Gabriels and uses caramalised Caribbean brown sugar which is then added to Citadelle Reserve which is then aged further in barrels. This sweetness enhances the floral aromas and vanilla notes, leading a fresh juicy finish with some spice.

  • Langleys Old Tom Gin 40% 70cl
    Langley Old Tom has a rich and rounded taste with light sweetness. More intensely botanical than the London dry styles, with a distinguished character.

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