Copper & Kings Old Tom Gin
Old Tom Gin
Copper & Kings // Kentucky, USA
Louisville-based Copper & Kings have created this Old Tom gin using a grape brandy base. Distilled using copper pot stills, no neutral spirit is added. Traditional gin botanicals are steeped after the first distillation and then added to the still via vapor infusion for the second distillation. Their Old Tom gin is then aged briefly in former Kentucky bourbon barrels. Non chill-filtered, it is bottled at 50% ABV.
Old Tom GinThis style is not legally defined, but in general, this style of gin is mildly sweet and is not juniper-forward. It falls in between London Dry Gin and Genever in terms of sweetness level.
Cask TypeKentucky bourbon
"Neither the juniper nor the slight fruitiness and spice of this Old Tom gin is overwhelming on the nose. There's a slight oaky quality to it on the palate, thanks to its time in cask. Cinnamon and floral notes mingle with juniper on the tongue, and lingers. This would make an interesting Martini variation, but could also work in place of whiskey in an Old Fashioned."