$66.99 price per bottle Expert Advice
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin is a rich and rounded style of gin that was the gin of choice in the 19th Century, made to the family’s original recipe as then produced. Relative to London Dry Gin, the Old Tom style imparts a more complex and flavorful taste experience, with a slight sweetness that pleasantly rounds out the botanical base. Old Tom gin is the key ingredient in classic cocktails such as the Martinez, Tom Collins and Ramos Gin Fizz; truly, Old Tom Gin is the gateway into gin and gin cocktails. The Hayman family is the oldest gin-distilling family in London, dating to 1863. The defining characteristics of Hayman’s Gin include: use of three small copper-pot stills; 24-hour maceration of botanicals, for extra concentration; and the use of 10 classic botanicals in varying proportions depending upon style. (The ”Hayman 10” are juniper, lemon, orange, cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg, angelica root, orris root, coriander seed and licorice root. ) Recipe Tom Collins Shake with ice: 2 oz Hayman’sOld Tom Gin 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup Double-strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with 4 oz club soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Producer The original company of Hayman Distillers was founded in 1821 and acquired in 1863 by James Burrough, the great Grandfather of the current Chairman, Christopher Hayman. James Burrough created the world renowned Beefeater Gin. Although Beefeater Gin and James Burrough Limited were sold to Whitbread in 1987, the Hayman family retained part of the business and continued the tradition of distilling and blending Gin and other white spirits.
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