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Old Tom Gin

Regular price £36.95

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Introducing Winchester Distillery’s interpretation of an authentic ‘Old Tom’ Gin; a slightly sweet and botanically complex style of gin that was popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and is the base of classic cocktails such as the Tom Collins and the Martinez.

Old Tom Gin initially came about after the creation of the characterful malty Dutch spirit, Genever but before lighter, purer Dry Gin which became possible by the invention of the Coffey Still in the 1830's. 

From the records and accounts of this historically popular spirit, Old Tom would have been made using a pot-distilled malt spirit, more akin to a juniper-flavoured moonshine than vodka, and was often sweetened using liquorice root (being more affordable than sugar or honey) to make it more palatable.

To make our Old Tom, we pot distil six traditional botanicals - juniper berries, liquorice root, coriander seed, bitter orange peel, angelica root and calamus root - with 96% ABV spirit (as required by UK law) then blend in our own malt spirit (double distilled in our pot still).

The elevated levels of liquorice root in our botanical mix creates an earthy, sweeter-tasting spirit, typical of the Old Tom style.

We believe we've succeeded in creating a rich, delicious and authentic Old Tom Gin - perfect served with Fever-tree aromatic tonic and a slice of orange .

All our spirits are packed in eco-friendly, sustainable cardboard packaging which can withstand drops and knocks to virtually eliminate breakages during delivery.

Standard delivery for spirits is free across mainland UK. Other items may incur delivery charges. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.

Express shipping is charged at a fixed price of £7.95 for delivery within the UK and orders will be sent by either Royal Mail 24 hour tracked service or APC next day delivery, depending on order weight. Please allow 1-3 working days for delivery.

We aim to process weekday orders placed before 2pm on the same day. Orders after this time will be fulfilled the next working day.

International shipping is currently unavailable.

All alcohol deliveries will require a signature and packages cannot be left outside your designated delivery address. Delivery services are not guaranteed and Winchester Distillery cannot accept any responsibility for delivery delays, breakages or losses once the items have left us.

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