Jensens “Old Tom” Style, England

Profile: Fruit, sweet.

Taste: Orchid, juniper, dried lemon peel.

Recommended Garnish: Lemon peel.

I can’t get enough “Old Tom” style gin. This obscure style from the 18th-century finishes the gin with a bit of sweetness, giving it a more round, pleasing texture and flavor. It is perfect for gin-based cocktails. It is also a wonderful entry-level gin for those just discovering gin. While it is very difficult to find “Old Tom” style gins in our century, mark my words–this style is going to be the next big rage in gin!

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