Tom Cat Gin

Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin

(0.75l, 43%)


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The world called for Whiskey, they answered with Gin.
 
Nestled in the hills of Caledonia County, Vermont, the Caledonia Distillery started its journey in 1976 when its founder, Todd Hardy, bought a beehive at the tender age of 12 years old. After 48 years of bee-keeping and selling honey, Todd decided to try using raw honey in spirits distillation. Based on a vision of creating quality spirits and supporting local agriculture, Caledonia Spirits was born.
 
After a few - very successful - years selling Barr Hill Vodka and Barr Hill Gin (with each batch distilled in a custom-made extraction still), Todd handed the reins of the business over to the master distiller, Ryan Christiansen. But he didn't step away entirely; today, he stays true to the Caledonia Distillery's mission by running a farm to grow grains and fruits to go into their products.
 
By then, it was time for something a little different and Tom Cat Gin was born. Made to the same recipe as the original Barr Hill Gin, which contains just 2 botanicals - juniper and honey - Tom Cat Gin is then aged in new American oak barrels.
 
It launched in 2014 and was an unbelievable success, selling a year’s worth of stock in just 3 weeks. This is a sipping Gin; it's woody and peppery with the raw honey adding a rich sweetness to balance the whole thing out. Certainly one for Whiskey fans, too
 
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    Aged Gin
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Caledonia Spirits Inc.

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raw honey
caramel
pepper
sweet
juniper
oak
fruit
woody
pine
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Caramel.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Wood, Pepper, Pine.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oak, Caramel, Wood, Honey.
 
Finish
Bold, Rich, Sweet.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Robert
Robert,
Smell: caramel, sugar. Taste: Almost like a rum. Honey is definitely forward. Not the typical bite you expect with gin. Body: thick and syrupy. Finish: sugary with a small bite. Wasn’t a huge fan on its own, but mixed with a fentimans tonic it is totally amazing!!!!
 
Austin
Austin,
Wow! Such a sweet, subtle floral nose with a warm, whiskey like finish.
 
Mike
Mike,
Too much honey sweetness for my taste. Love the legs, body and oaky/ caramel bourboness but just can’t over come the honey.
 
Sonali
Sonali,
Surprisingly delightful! Rather than adding sweetness, the honey characteristic provides another layer of depth and helps with carry and soften it's peppery note. I was concerned by this gin's color and profile notes, but it really is lovely and nice to sip on its own! Definitely a treat to any home bar!
 
Seth
Seth,
Very tasty. Not as much sweetness as you might think from the honey being present, just adds a touch but interesting character. This with club soda and a lemon wedge is a spectacular drink.
 
Shane
Shane,
I don’t normally drink Gin neat, however there is so much flavor, that you would be doing yourself a disservice if you mixed it.
Sonali
Sonali,
I had planned to drink this with a mixer after reading the profile notes, but ended up driving it neat. You're completely right that creating a cocktail would be a disservice!
Wesly
Wesly,
Amazing - like gin, like whiskey... the best of both worlds. Favorite way to enjoy- simply on the rocks.
 
Michael
Michael,
wow. that's pretty good gin. Never enjoyed gin as a sipper, but this one is different. especially with a splash of water. Sweet. Honey and juniper. Simple. Not your average gin.
 
Richard
Richard,
This is my favorite sipping gin. All the flavors are subtly mellow by the again. I was already a fan of Bar Hill. Ready to order my next bottle.
 
Leon
Leon,
Best gin I have had is long while, nice flavor. Great on the rocks with s piece of orange
 
Kristen
Kristen,
Subtle sweetness from the honey is amazing.
 
Mark
Mark,
First time having aged gin. It is now among my favorites
 
Amber
Amber,
Wow this was delicious as a GT! I love the sweetness from the honey, will definitely buy another bottle
 
Anita
Anita,
A G&T with Tom Cat made me like G & Ts again. This one is not for you if you like them dry, but hints of honey and other earthy flavors are readily available to the nose making for a more complex spirit.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Makes a decent Manhattan with sweet vermouth and bitters, I must say...
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Also, a hint of clove. Not sure I like that.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I'll have to have a few more sips. But first impressions: Leather, juniper, then cinnamon with a sweet finish. A different gin than what I'm used to.
 
Marie
Marie,
By itself I would serve after dinner to replace a sherry or even a grappa. This gin can cover both. Curious to try it as a perfect martini so I can pull in some sweet vermouth.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
I loved this! It’s the perfect marriage of what I love about both whiskey and gin!
 
Christine
Christine,
Strong honey flavor and a pine finish - sweet and refreshing, but with warm depth. I usually stick to scotch but this was lovely!
 
Erin
Erin,
Awesome experience!
 
David
David,
Not bad has a wintry, autumn feel to it. Love the sweet taste and isn't too harsh.
 
Javier
Javier,
Smooth honey, tropical notes and juniper. Very well made. Love it.
 
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