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
What does Tom Cat Gin taste like?

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Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.

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
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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