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Old Tom Gin

(50cl, 42.4%)
Old Tom Gin

Old Tom Gin Details

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(English Gin)
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(Professor Cornelius Ampleforth)

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Old Tom Gin Bottling Note

Professor Cornelius Ampleforth has been at it again, and this time he’s recreated a traditional style of gin that was very popular in 18th and 19th century England. Old Tom is a slightly sweetened gin, created by the professor following a request from The Handmade Cocktail Company, which needed a tasty Old Tom gin for use in their Martinez cocktail.

Old Tom got its name from an usual dispensing method used by London gin houses.

A tom cat-shaped plaque would be hung outside where passers-by could drop a coin in the animal’s mouth. The proprietor would then dispense a shot of gin from a tube under the cat’s paws.

This almost-forgotten style of gin is perfect in sweet gin cocktails – it’s how the classic Tom Collins got its name – and makes a tasty G&T.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: This is fruity and sweet on the nose with pronounced botanical notes. There is a good citrus element to it too.

Palate: The light sweetness seems to add body to this, and helps develop some of the juniper and orange flavours.

Finish: Clean with a touch of pepper.

Overall: A great gin that not only makes a great G&T (the additional body works wonders) but will make a fantastic martinez... in fact it's the obvious ingredient for any classic gin cocktail that requires a hint of sweetness.

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Incredibly Drinkable

This just went down with some cold tonic. I had it with no ice but I bet it would be lovely with ice. Very accurate tasting notes.

2nd November 2013

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