Tom's Town Botanical Gin
Tom's Town // Missouri, USA
Tom's Town Botanical Gin is made in Kansas City using both vapor infusion and maceration to balance the 14 botanicals used in its creation. These botanicals include Kaffir lime, lemongrass, cubeb pepper, long pepper, allspice and clove. Tom's Town Distillery is named after Tom Pendergast, a political boss who controlled Kansas City during Prohibition. The art deco bottles harken this time. Note: Formerly known as McElroy's Corruption Gin. Updated name and packaging in 2018.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"On first sniff one can tell that any London Dry-style inspiration has been left behind, and the exotic and wild tones of the New Western gin movement are enthusiastically endorsed. There are spicy flavors of mountain ginger and exotic flavors of Asian spice with only a hint of juniper. The palate has admirable richness and continues with highly flavorful tones of dried violet and cardamom pods before finishing with lingering hints of anise and coriander."