Old Tom Gin is the traditional gateway into gin and gin cocktails; its rounder, richer profile stands out in the simple drinks that launched the cocktail renaissance. Hayman’s Old Tom and soda (with lime to make a Rickey or lemon and sugar to make a Tom Collins) shows this depth easily. Stir Hayman’s Old Tom with dry or blanc vermouth for a softer Martini that is rich even when ice-cold.
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. From the 10 Hayman’s botanicals, the Old Tom Gin emphasizes juniper and two types of cinnamon. Old Tom gin is the key ingredient in classic cocktails such as the Martinez, Tom Collins and Ramos Gin Fizz. Its depth and rich profile make for an ideal Aviation or French 75.