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Bathtub Gin - Old Tom

(50cl, 42.4%)

Bathtub Gin - Old Tom
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Bathtub Gin - Old Tom Gin Bottling Note

The Bathtub Gin gang has been at it again, this time recreating a traditional style of gin that was very popular in 18th and 19th century England. Old Tom is a slightly sweetened gin, created 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 unusual 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.

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.

Reviews for Bathtub Gin - Old Tom
Excellent base gin
An excellent all round gin for a G&T, as well as assorted dry martinis.
Julian , United Kingdom
one month ago
Tasty ckean and fresh
Love it, it's light clean fresh . It's a bit different I can taste a hint of orange and licorice.... i got ot as a this is my favourite
Laura C , United Kingdom
2 years ago
The best gin I have tried to date
Simply delicious, slightly sweet and very, very drinkable. Best with lots of ice and Fevertree gold tonic. Definitely worth the extra pennies.
Kirsty S , United Kingdom
5 years ago
Delicious and different......really enjoying my present from my son..
gladys g , United Kingdom
5 years ago
The one.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Delicious gin
5 years ago
Really worthwhile.
First taste thoughts - makes a good refreshing gin and tonic- complex interesting flavours but not so contrived as to compromise its basic roots as a classic gin. I put it right up there
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
Must try
A beautiful tasting gin for grown ups.
Julie P , United Kingdom
6 years ago
Converted to this brilliant Gin
I never thought I would be here saying so love Gin. The only reason is because of Old Toms Bathtub Gin. A truely scrumptious Gin
Vanessa M , Indonesia
6 years ago
Classic Old Tom
Very good. I've tried only Haymans Old Tom Gin up to now which I think is great and typically use for Tom Collins. This is quite similar with that classic old tom sweetened citrus taste, but has a noticeable warm peppery taste at the end.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago

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