Full Review

Barrister

Barrister
Old Tom Gin

Category: Old Tom Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Russia
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Barrister
Old Tom Gin

Category: Old Tom Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Russia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Piney aromas of douglas fir, citrus leaves, and geranium with a velvety, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, easy lemon tea and white peppercorn finish. A velvety and mild gin for easy-drinking cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Mild
Aroma Aroma: Douglas fir, citrus leaves, and geranium
Taste Flavor: lemon tea and white peppercorn
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin & Soda, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A velvety and mild gin for easy-drinking cocktails.

The Producer

Ladoga Group

The Producer
13 Moskovskoe Shosse, Block 6 A,B,D
St. Petersburg, 196158
Russia
7 -8123369669 Ext. 647

Their Portfolio

86 Barrister Old Tom Gin 40% (Russia) $29.00.
93 Barrister Dry Gin 40% (Russia) $19.00.
94 Czar’s Original Vodka 40% (Russia) $19.00.
93 Imperial Collection Golden Snow Vodka 40% (Russia) $28.00.
92 Imperial Collection Gold Vodka 40% (Russia) $25.00.

Old Tom Gin

Spirits Glass Rock Clear.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
Old Tom Gin is the last remaining example of the original lightly sweetened gins that were so popular in 18th-century England. The name comes from what may be the first example of a beverage vending machine. In the 1700s some pubs in England would have a wooden plaque shaped like a black cat (an "Old Tom") mounted on the outside wall. Thirsty passersby would deposit a penny in the cat’s mouth and place their lips around a small tube between the cat’s paws. The bartender inside would then pour a shot of Gin through the tube and into the customer’s waiting mouth. Until fairly recently limited quantities of Old Tom-style Gin were still being made by a few British distillers, but they were, at best, curiosity items.