Slighty sweeter than the London dry brand, a top Old Tom Gin Label should encompass the heart and missing link between dry and jenever. These labels provide that balance for those who don't like the sweet or dry side of gin and simply want a happy medium of both. Ranking order is based on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative variables, including the payment of monthly listing fees to be in our directory. Learn more about our ranking process here.
#1 of 10 Best Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - The Dorchester Old Tom Gin is one with an 86 proof. There are about eight different botanicals used when making the gin. These include juniper berries, coriander, orris root and orange peel. There is also lemon peel, giving a citrus scent and flavor. Two other botanicals are used, but they are kept secret by the company that makes the gin. Strong floral and citrus notes are present when smelling and tasting. There are hints of roses on the palate with a smooth taste and a silky finish.
#2 of 10 Leading Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Hayman’s Old Tom Gin is imported in New York. There are scalloped edges to the clear gin. The drink has an oily consistency. Heavy notes of juniper can be detected when smelling the beverage. There are hints of other flowers and scents including mint, honeysuckle and orris root. Orange is a prominent tasting note along with spices. There is a good bit of weight on the palate, similar to velvet. This is a pleasant gin of balanced flavors.
#3 of 10 Top Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Brothers Old Tom Gin is a clear beverage that has a variety of smells and flavors. This is a sweet drink that is ideal for after dinner. Lemon is a prominent smell as well as various nuts and raisins. Subtle flavors of herbs are used in the gin. When tasting the gin, there are sweet notes of fruits, similar to what you would find in a fruit cake. This is a balanced drink with a delicate finish.
#4 of 10 Top Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Xoriguer is a gin that comes in a green bottle with a red topper. It is made in Spain and has an alcohol content of 38%. This is a dry gin as there is almost no sugar added. There are several flavors on tasting as well as aromatic notes. These include juniper, pepper, mint and lemon. When tasting the gin, there is a creamy vanilla note, giving it a sweet flavor, finishing with Earth accents of oak.
#5 of 10 Top Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Jensen Old Tom Gin is a product from the UK. It has an alcohol content of 43%. There are several botanicals present when smelling the gin and when tasting. Juniper and licorice are upper notes with coriander and orris root as undertones. There are also hints of almonds when tasting. This is a beverage that has a smooth taste from beginning to end. There isn't much of a warming sensation to the gin as there is a lack of spices.
#6 of 10 Top Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - When Prohibition ended, Sound Spirits began! To this day, they have been Seattle's primary provider of elite alcoholic beverages. At the forefront of their catalog is a legendary Old Tom Gin. This spirit is marked by sparks of citrus that create a complex palate. Juniper pine is minimal but not non-existent; instead, it creates a sharp backdrop for some aromatic sweetness. Liquor has never been this delicate or refined. You will be surprised by how the month-long oak aging technique really brings out the flavor. In fact, this decadent formula is chock full of fun surprises! Washington is very lucky to have Sound Spirits in town!
#7 of 10 Best Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Ransom Old Tom Gin has a barley malt base. It is one of the only gins of its kind in the United States. The gin is distilled in an alembic still before it's aged. A bronze color gives way to an oily appearance in the bottle or a glass. There are strong bouquet notes as well as scents of juniper and spices. Tasting notes include hints of fruits that include oranges and lemons as well as spices that give a tingling sensation when finishing.
#8 of 10 Top Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Arcus Golden Cock Old Tom Gin is a product from Norway. It has an alcohol content of 38%. This is a beverage that is ideal for mixing as there are no overwhelming flavors. Juniper, coriander and citrus are used when making the gin. It is a clear drink with delicate aromas. There is a smooth taste to the gin and a pleasant finish. Some of the formulas used 200 years ago are still being used when making this beverage.
#9 of 10 Best Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Downslope Distilling Ould Tom Gin is made with some of the same flavors and blends as other gins, but with a few key differences. Ould Tom Gin is made with sugarcane instead of the traditional grains that are common in other gins. It is also distilled in a small pot with a unique blend of 11 different botanical ingredients. The pot is a hybrid still that gives the gin a specific flavor combination. Consumers will notice a sweet citrus mixed with spicy flavor before detecting the caramel tone in the gin. Finally a juniper and cardamom mix combines for the ending taste.
#10 of 10 Leading Old Tom Gin Labels of 2015 - Secret Treasures Old Tom Gin is a product of Germany. This is a drink that is smooth with a pleasing flavor. The gin is a brand that is made by a company that has been in business for several years. Only the best ingredients are used when making the gin. This is a gin that has subtle flavors of vanilla. It is a limited edition gin with only 688 bottles produced. The gin has a clear color and comes in a slender bottle with a black topper.