Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin. As any bartender will tell you, you can’t mix an old cocktail with new gin. Which is why Hayman’s revived the original Old Tom Gin.
With Hayman’s Old Tom Gin you’ll enjoy a rich, rounded profile and a beautifully delicate finish. Hints of citrus and juniper piney notes provide a delicious, smooth taste. And the subtle sweetness keeps it true to the original style of English Victorian gin.
Back in the 1800s, Old Tom was the gin of choice; traditionally served neat but also in classic gin cocktails such as the Martinez and Tom Collins. So in 2007, encouraged by requests from curious bartenders and gin enthusiasts, Hayman’s decided to make a small batch of Old Tom Gin from an old 1870s family recipe.
It’s perfect for a more rounded and full flavoured Gin & Tonic or easy sipping over ice. And it’s the gin for mixing those true, classic gin cocktails.
Old Tom & Tonic
50ml Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
150ml premium tonic water
Pour Hayman’s Old Tom Gin over ice and top up with tonic. Add a squeeze of lemon and lime. Garnish with a curl of lime and lemon peel.
25ml Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
50ml Italian Red Vermouth
2 Dashes of Maraschino liqueur
1 Dash of orange bitters
Shake all of the ingredients well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.