Our Old Tom Gin is a historically accurate revival of the predominant Gin in fashion during the mid 800's and the golden age of American cocktails. The recipe was developed in collaboration with historian, author, and mixologist extraordinaire David Wondrich. Old Tom is the Gin for mixing classic cocktails dating from the days before prohibition.
Its subtle maltiness is the result of using a base wort of malted barley, combined with an infusion of botanicals in high proof corn spirits. This fine gin is distilled through an alambic pot still in order to reserve the maximum amount of aromatics, flavor and body. Only the "heart of the hearts" (the very best portion of distillate) is retained for this special bottling.
A pioneering American craft spirit, Ransom Old Tom Gin was the first domestic Old Tom Gin to be released since Prohibition.
The June 2018 issue of the Spirit Journal wrote the following review for Ransom Old Tom Gin:
Ransom Old Tom Gin/Batch 82
(USA; T. Henry Ransom, Sheridan, OR)
44% abv, $39.
I reviewed Batch 13 back in 2010 and rated it Four Stars. Sports and old gold color and flawless clarity. I immediately like the opening fragrance that's bread-like, malty, zesty with citrus juiciness, and sap-like from the juniper; once this Old Tom has had a chance to mingle with air, the aromatic profiles shifts to a more floral/spring garden fragrance that's delicate and gently spicy. Entry is juicy with orange and lemon and boosted by the coriander and cardamom pods, which stick out in particular; midpalate state is pleasing for its gingery zestiness that's bready / cookie-like and deeply earthy and root-like. Finishes Very long in the throat and spicy. 4 Stars, Highly Recommended
Check out the video below to learn more about how we brought this historic spirit back to life.