Alcoholic Volume 47.3º
Type Old Tom Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, Angelica root, Coriander seed, Juniper.
Old Tom Gin dates back to the 17th century, and is the stepping stone between Jenever, from the low countires, and London Dry Gin, the gin class which popularized Gin. Normally deemed a low quality product, fruit of badly controlled distillation processes, it had the peculiarity of needing sugar added to make it palatable.
With the final Gin Act and the popularity of London Dry Gin, Old Gin was close to extinction. Meanwhile, there are still many “bibles” of cocktail in which Old Tom is much referred to, due to its sugar content which facilitates the spirit’s job. Tanqueray Old Tom is, though, the opposite of the classic low quality Old Tom. A fantastic Gin, inspired by the old recipes of Charles Tanqueray but using the best and most modern distillation techniques in still nº.4, from which it inherited its name. The botanicals are also the English company’s traditional ingredients, but the addition of beet sugar and the blend with neutral alcohol make it almost impossible to compare the different Gins. Tanqueray Old Tom was produced in a limited edition of 100 thousand bottles for the whole world, and is the brand’s smoothest Gin, where the notes of Juniper are smoothed by the liquorice and the natural sweeter used.
Other versions Tanqueray Dry | Tanqueray Ten | Tanqueray Rangpur
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