Tanqueray Old Tom Gin
Old Tom Gin
Tanqueray // Scotland
Released in 2014 as a limited edition run of 100,000 bottles, Tanqueray Old Tom Gin was inspired from a recipe of Charles Tanqueray's from the 1830's. The botanicals used are the same as the original Tanqueray (juniper, angelica root, coriander, and licorice), but the proportions differ. The gin is sweetened from beet sugar. The label is a replica of their Old Tom Gin label which was discontinued in 1921. It is sold in a 1L sized bottle at 47.3% 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.
"Dusty spices and angelica come out on the nose first. The touch of sweet pairs nicely bringing out the brightness of the coriander. The gin is soft and finishes bittersweet. An all-around balanced gin and one that you could drink on its own or in a simple Pink Gin cocktail."