Downslope Ould Tom Gin
When one thinks of gin that thought usually comes to rest squarely on the London Dry style of gin…very dry and very heavy on the juniper and citrus and derived from an infusion of neutral grain spirits… A grand nephew of a very distinguished family. Ould Tom is a patriarch of that family. Distilled from cane instead of grain, the spirit that is infused is first pot distilled and is anything but neutral. The infusion of the 11 botanicals is done in a small hybrid still. Instead of lying about in the still, the botanicals and the spirit are married in the vapors as they ascend the column. Aroma: A blend of bright citrus, juniper and exotic spices with a caramel backbone. Flavor: A pleasing viscosity carries the taste of all of the botanicals across the pallet ending in a juniper and cardamom finish. Overall: A full-bodied gin that shares the flavor stage among all the botanicals.