A Classic

MAKAR OLD TOM

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A Classic

MAKAR OLD TOM

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Our award winning

MAKAR OLD TOM GIN

£35.00 inc. VAT and UK duty with Free UK delivery.

Makar Old Tom Gin is the reinvention of a traditional classic. Old Tom re-creates a sweeter style of gin which in recent times has enjoyed a renaissance after falling out of favour with the gin elite.

Complementing the bold juniper of Makar Original Gin, Old Tom infuses orange peel, almonds and a small injection of honey into its distilling process. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced, complex and rewarding Old Tom Gin, sweeter on the palate than the popular London dry style.

Re-create a classic by using Makar Old Tom to breathe new life into a Tom Collins, alternatively combine with a high-quality ginger beer and a wedge of lime.

 

2017 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Scottish Gin Awards – Speciality Gin Category – GOLD AWARD
  • The Gin Masters – Old Tom Category – SILVER MEDAL
  • Great Taste Awards – 2 STARS
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Description

Makar Old Tom Gin is the reinvention of a traditional classic.

Old Tom re-creates a sweeter style of gin which in recent times has enjoyed a renaissance after falling out of favour with the gin elite.

Complementing the bold juniper of Makar Original Gin, Old Tom infuses orange peel, almonds and a small injection of honey into its distilling process. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced, complex and rewarding Old Tom Gin, sweeter on the palate than the popular London dry style.

The name Old Tom is said to derive from the 1700’s; a time when the British government tried to stem the flow of Gin with prohibitive taxing and strict licensing. This squeeze on supply inevitably drove the sale of gin underground, and cunning methods of serving the liquid were devised between public houses and its gin-loving patrons. One such method was for a wooden plaque in the guise of a black cat, known as an ‘old tom’, to be displayed on the side of the pub or above a public walkway. Gin-enthusiasts would know to present themselves underneath the wooden token, present a monetary offering along with a lead tube into a hidden slot in the wall. On presentation of their surreptitious donation, the bartender would provide the prize of a sweet shot of gin, at once satisfying the patron’s craving for liquid relief and successfully rebelling against a tyrannical government’s attempt to stem the tide of the nation’s favourite spirit.

Re-create a classic and embrace the spirit of Old Tom by combining Makar Old Tom Gin with Fever Tree Ginger Beer or using the spirit to breathe new life into the soul of a Tom Collins cocktail.

 

2017 AWARDS
  • Scottish Gin Awards – Speciality Gin Category – GOLD AWARD
  • The Gin Masters – Old Tom Category – SILVER MEDAL
  • Great Taste Awards – 2 STARS
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition – Old Tom Category – SILVER OUTSTANDING MEDAL
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition – Packaging Category – BRONZE MEDAL
  • International Spirits Competition – BRONZE MEDAL

Additional information

Sizes

70 CL BOTTLE

Our award winning

MAKAR OLD TOM GIN

£35.00 inc. VAT and UK duty with Free UK delivery.

Makar Old Tom Gin is the reinvention of a traditional classic. Old Tom re-creates a sweeter style of gin which in recent times has enjoyed a renaissance after falling out of favour with the gin elite.

Complementing the bold juniper of Makar Original Gin, Old Tom infuses orange peel, almonds and a small injection of honey into its distilling process. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced, complex and rewarding Old Tom Gin, sweeter on the palate than the popular London dry style.

Re-create a classic by using Makar Old Tom to breathe new life into a Tom Collins, alternatively combine with a high-quality ginger beer and a wedge of lime.

 

2017 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Scottish Gin Awards – Speciality Gin Category – GOLD AWARD
  • The Gin Masters – Old Tom Category – SILVER MEDAL
  • Great Taste Awards – 2 STARS
Clear
SKU: MTGB0800 Category: Tags: ,

Description

Makar Old Tom Gin is the reinvention of a traditional classic.

Old Tom re-creates a sweeter style of gin which in recent times has enjoyed a renaissance after falling out of favour with the gin elite.

Complementing the bold juniper of Makar Original Gin, Old Tom infuses orange peel, almonds and a small injection of honey into its distilling process. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced, complex and rewarding Old Tom Gin, sweeter on the palate than the popular London dry style.

The name Old Tom is said to derive from the 1700’s; a time when the British government tried to stem the flow of Gin with prohibitive taxing and strict licensing. This squeeze on supply inevitably drove the sale of gin underground, and cunning methods of serving the liquid were devised between public houses and its gin-loving patrons. One such method was for a wooden plaque in the guise of a black cat, known as an ‘old tom’, to be displayed on the side of the pub or above a public walkway. Gin-enthusiasts would know to present themselves underneath the wooden token, present a monetary offering along with a lead tube into a hidden slot in the wall. On presentation of their surreptitious donation, the bartender would provide the prize of a sweet shot of gin, at once satisfying the patron’s craving for liquid relief and successfully rebelling against a tyrannical government’s attempt to stem the tide of the nation’s favourite spirit.

Re-create a classic and embrace the spirit of Old Tom by combining Makar Old Tom Gin with Fever Tree Ginger Beer or using the spirit to breathe new life into the soul of a Tom Collins cocktail.

 

2017 AWARDS
  • Scottish Gin Awards – Speciality Gin Category – GOLD AWARD
  • The Gin Masters – Old Tom Category – SILVER MEDAL
  • Great Taste Awards – 2 STARS
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition – Old Tom Category – SILVER OUTSTANDING MEDAL
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition – Packaging Category – BRONZE MEDAL
  • International Spirits Competition – BRONZE MEDAL

Additional information

Sizes

70 CL BOTTLE

  • Group of Sweet Almonds
    sweet-almonds
  • Orange peel botanical
    orange-peel
  • Angelica Root - Botanical in Makar Gin
    Angelica-Root
  • Black Pepper botanical Makar Gin
    black-pepper
  • Coriander Seeds botanicals in Makar Gin
    Coriander-seeds
  • juniper
  • Liquorice botanical in makar gin
    liquorice
  • Lemon Peel is a key ingredient in Makar Gin
    lemon-peel
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