Hammer & Son Old English Gin
Old Tom Gin
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.
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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.
"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."