Old English Gin, Hammer & Son

As the name suggests, this gin sets out to replicate an original style of English gin, a slightly sweetened distilled gin which many people refer to as Old Tom. The recipe used dates back to 1783 and uses 11 botanicals. Ten of these botanicals are happily declared but 1 remains somewhat of a secret. The ten are: juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cassia, liquorice, cinnamon, Orris and nutmeg. The eleventh is most likely cardamom and there is a hint to this on the label with a silhouette of the cross section of a cardamom pod appearing just above the shield. The use of a recycled champagne bottle (not from recycled glass but washed and reused) harks back to a time when gin would be sold from the barrel and transported from the shop in whatever container was at hand. 5 Star Outstanding Difford's Rating
Tonic: Fever-Tree Premium Indian
Garnish: Kiwi or Orange Wheel

Alc by Vol: 44.0%

Bottle Type: 70cl


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