Old Tom Gin
Sacred Spirits Company
Style: Old Tom
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.8
Nose: Like a bag of Liquorice Allsorts, with a smattering of citrus and coriander.
Palate: So much going on and a lot of it very good. Liquorice sweetness, a little woodiness. Lemon peels. An oily mouthfeel and towards the end there’s also an almond nuttiness too.
Finish: Fruit and nut chocolate bars with a sprinkling of freshly picked mint. It’s of middling length.
Comments: Delicious. Balanced, with the characteristics that do stand out making it interesting and flavourful. A great gin.
David T. Smith – 8.2
Nose: Sweet and earthy liquorice on the nose accompanied by grassy, leafy notes.
Palate: Initial light lemon flavours move onto earthy and floral angelica and then a liquorice sweetness.
Finish: Violet with notes of orange and lovely note of chocolate.
Comments: An elaborate and elegant Old Tom gin that makes this classic style all its own; would be well-suited to a Tom Collins.