Old Tom Gin
Poetic Licence Distillery
Style: Old Tom
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Delicate orchard aromas of peach, pear and nectarine are accompanied by hints of orange conserve.
Light with initial flavours of vanilla, woodiness and orange citrus followed by resinous cedar, some marmalade sweetness and a hint of peach cobbler.
Dark wood and a drizzle of honey before a more toasted, peppery finish and some heat.
A bold Old Tom gin with minimal sweetness and a balanced wood character. A solid partner for ginger ale.
A fresh fruity trifle, with rose petals lovingly sprinkled on top. I’m intrigued by where this is going.
I’m not sensing anything wanting to take the lead here; there’s nectarine covered in jelly, not quite as sweet as the nose. It’s creamy but with a little spice hit.
Greek yoghurt and honey, but with that kick of spice gently lingering on.
I find this interesting – it’s not quite what I was expecting from an Old Tom, but I’d be interested to see it in a traditional Tom Collins.