Hammer & Son Old English Gin

Old Tom Gin

England

community rating

4.71
4 out of 5 stars
( 12 )

This gin is made from a 1783 recipe. It is distilled at the Langley Distillery in England in a copper pot-still with 11 botanicals including juniper, coriander, lemon and orange peels, licorice and cinnamon. Post-distillation, a small amount of sugar is added to create a "Old Tom" style gin. It is sold in cleaned, former Champagne bottles and is sealed with wax. Bottled at 44% ABV.

  • age
    Hammer & Son
  • Cost
  • abv
    44.0
  • Old Tom Gin
    This 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 Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"The botanicals are warming and apart from the cinnamon, work in concert together. Upon further tastes, the angelica's celery like fragrance comes through just a little stronger. Some cardamom maybe comes through on the finish. There is a dollop of sweetness, but it has been used judiciously. A really lovely gin to sip chilled and neat, but try in a Martinez or even a Martini."

Score 94

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