Old Tom Gin
Style: Old Tom
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 7.6
Nose: Used orange peels, then freshly baked banana bread and cloves.
Palate: Sweet – more of the orange from the nose, but this time with a little more of the orange flesh too and a spoonful of honey. Liquorice brings a slightly woodier sweetness too.
Finish: Middling length with the sweetness or orange candies.
Comments: Tasty and sweet – a number of the hallmarks of an Old Tom. I might have liked a little more spice but the orange note will win a lot of fans.
David T. Smith – 7.8
Nose: Soft orange combined with the sweet spices of cassia, nutmeg, and cardamom.
Palate: A thick mouthfeel with a light honeyed sweetness and delicate, woody spice notes that lead to orange and juniper.
Finish: A gentle warmth on the finish with a touch of peppery spice.
Comments: A gin with great intensity and a balanced sweetness; a solid example of an Old Tom gin.