Old Tom is a rich and rounded style of gin that was the gin of choice in the 19th Century. Relative to London Dry Gin, the Old Tom style imparts a more complex and flavourful taste experience. With its distinctive profile the Old Tom style of gin is the key ingredient in classic cocktails such as the Martinez, Tom Collins and Ramos Gin Fizz. Hayman Distillers is the longest serving family owned gin distillery in England. Hayman's Old Tom is produced from an original recipe from the family archives.
Hayman's Old Tom Gin is a rich and rounded style of gin that was the gin of choice in the 19th Century, made to the family's original recipe as then produced. Relative to London Dry Gin, the Old Tom style imparts a more complex taste, with a slight sweetness that pleasantly rounds out the botanical base. From the 10 Hayman's botanicals, the Old Tom Gin emphasizes juniper and two types of cinnamon. Old Tom gin is the key ingredient in classic cocktails such as the Martinez, Tom Collins and Ramos Gin Fizz.
Since 1863 five generations of our family have acted as custodians of the True English Gin style providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Throughout this 150 years, we have been proud to distill True English Gins, using family techniques and processes handed down through the generations.Today, in an era where most gin producers have focused on what's new, our family remain committed to championing the True English Gin style first developed by our 19th Century forebears protecting the classically balanced styles that lie at the heart of most classic gin cocktails.
Unlike other gin available today, our full range of True English Gins are distilled just as they would have been over 150 years ago benefiting from the authentic period recipes and traditional two-day process that lie at the heart of creating the famously balanced English Gin style.