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Old Tom Gin

Regular price £35.95

VAT included

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

Sadly the costs of picking, packaging, fuel surcharges and shipping have increased to the point where we are no longer able to offer free delivery for orders under £50.

However, standard delivery is free across mainland UK for orders over £50, and smaller orders will only incur a fixed delivery charge of £6.95. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.

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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 .

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