Rhubarb Old Tom
Style: Old Tom
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
The unmistakable smell of rhubarb – crisp and tangy with brown sugar and vanilla, accompanied by spice.
Sharp rose and rhubarb notes with lemon kick the gin off to a tart start that gradually mellows, introducing baking spice, pine and luxurious vanilla bean.
Sweet rhubarb notes, now with a thick egg custard flavour reminiscent of rhubarb and custard candy.
A gin that captures the nature of the fruit and would be well-suited to long mixed drinks or sipping on the rocks.
An immediate stewed rhubarb hit underlined with candy, pink pepper and heady floral notes of roses, orris, jasmine and honeysuckle.
Sweet with a tart edge. Rhubarb and citrus, plus ginger, spice and brown sugar.
Creamy, long and sweet, fruity and comforting.
The tart rhubarb compliments the sweetness of an Old Tom style gin. It verges on being a liqueur and would work well served over ice with fresh ginger, or simply with a light tonic that would take the edge of the sweetness.