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Bathtub Gin - Old Tom

(50cl, 42.4%)

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Bathtub Gin - Old Tom Gin Bottling Note

Ableforth's 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.

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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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Bathtub Gin - Old Tom Reviews

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.

1st November 2018

delicious

Delicious and different......really enjoying my present from my son..

19th July 2018

Banging

The one.

18th July 2018

Delicious gin

Delicious!!!!

3rd March 2018

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

10th September 2017

Must try

A beautiful tasting gin for grown ups.

31st August 2017

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

28th April 2017

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.

2nd February 2017

Mrs J Roskell

Delicious!!!!

30th October 2016

Sweet smooth and supple

Absolutely delicious liquid. makes the very best Martinez ever.

23rd August 2016

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