Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 19 Tastings

York Gin – Old Tom Gin

York Gin Old Tom Gin

York Gin

Old Tom Gin

York Gin


ABV: 42.5%
Country: England
Style: Old Tom
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK


David T. Smith

Nose
Delicate aromas of jasmine green tea and yerba mate, alongside vanilla and sage.

Palate
A balanced, botanically driven sweetness brightens green, leafy notes and those of dusky cocoa powder. More confectionary notes, akin to rose jelly, follow.

Finish
A clean finish of sage before a final array of juniper and pine flavours.

Comments
A lovely example of a slightly herbal, botanically sweetened Old Tom gin; it would be delightful in a Sweet Martini.

Score

8.7


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Banana bread, fresh from the oven. Hints of hazelnuts and orange blossom honey on soft white bread, with a touch of marzipan.

Palate
The sweetness is dialled up with honey, marmalade and candied walnuts. Juniper is present, too, with a soft baking-spice backbone.

Finish
The honeyed sweetness vanishes to leave drying notes of cedar, orange peel and juniper.

Comments
A really nicely flavoured, slightly fiery Old Tom that would be lovely served in an ice-cold highball with ginger ale.

Score

8.3


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