Cotswolds Old Tom Gin
An elegant gin made in Old Tom style.
Developed by our Lead New Product Development Distiller, Alice Pearson, this gin is a blend of Alice's favourite botanicals, as well as some classic flavours historically found in Old Tom recipes dating back to the 1700s. Our Cotswolds Old Tom Gin has sweet notes of fresh orange peel, subtle ginger spice and warm hints of cardamom.
First curated in the 18th century, Old Toms were popular as a sweeter alternative to the gins of the day. Various stories exist about where the name originates, with Tom Cats and Old Toms having been intertwined throughout history. To make our Old Tom Gin, we add all of the botanicals to our 50-litre Holstein still, Valerie, along with 60% ABV 'neutral grain spirit', a base alcohol made from wheat which is completely flavourless. We then begin distillation, collecting only the purest part of the run known as the 'hearts', before adding a touch of sugar syrup in keeping with traditional Old Tom recipes and filtered water to bring the final bottling down to 42% ABV.
50cl / 42%
- Old Tom