Hernö Old Tom Gin

Old Tom Gin

Hernö // Sweden

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.66
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 8 )

Released in 2014, Hernö's take on an Old Tom gin begins with the same botanical recipe - juniper berries, coriander seeds, fresh lemon peel, lingon berries, meadowsweet, black pepper, cassia and vanilla - as its other gin styles. However, this Old Tom gin uses a larger amount of meadowsweet and includes some honey that is added just prior to bottling. The final product is bottled at 43% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • 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

"A touch of cucumber and some juniper berries welcome you on the nose, as well as a touch of ginger, chamomile and elderflower. The palate is lovely well-rounded, smooth and sweet with notes of honey, resin and soft wood spices. Superb stuff! How can you not immediately want to make a Tom Collins after tasting this?"

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