Full Review

Gin Lane 1751

Gin Lane 1751
Old Tom Gin

Category: Old Tom Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$37

Gin Lane 1751
Old Tom Gin

Category: Old Tom Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of melted scented candle, dried fruits and geraniums, pickled herring with caraway, and nut oil with a supple, soft, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish evoking notes of fruit leather, pepper jelly, and saline. A curious Aquavit-like Gin for exotic savory cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: melted scented candle, dried fruits and geraniums, pickled herring with caraway, and nut oil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fruit leather, pepper jelly, and saline
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Martinez, Red Snapper, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curious aquavit like gin for exotic savory cocktails.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
975 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
1 617-776-6700

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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.