raw honey
caramel
pepper
sweet
juniper
oak
fruit
woody
pine
Spiral Tom Cat Gin

Barr Hill
Tom Cat Gin
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Caramel.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Wood, Pepper, Pine.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oak, Caramel, Wood, Honey.
 
Finish
Bold, Rich, Sweet.
 
Price:
$55.99
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Tom Cat Gin is adored for its raw honey, caramel, pepper and sweet flavor notes.

This Gin is carefully distilled at Caledonia Spirits Inc. distillery, United States.

Based on 235 votes, the average rating for Tom Cat Gin is 7.9/10.

Top reviews for Tom Cat Gin:

— gin, bourbon and a honey bee got together and made this deliciousness....

— A GREAT GIN! Friends that have never liked Gin found this one very tasty and it has become a bit of a holiday tradition in the winter.

— Fantastic gin! The barrel aging gives it a nice, smooth, almost rummy flavor, with a strong juniper taste to remind you you're drinking gin. Deifnitely my favorite gin at the moment, great both straight and with tonic.
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    Aged Gin
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Caledonia Spirits Inc.

Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin

(0.75l, 43%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Tom Cat Gin
Virginia
Virginia,
gin, bourbon and a honey bee got together and made this deliciousness....
 
Gavin
Gavin,
Smokey, sweet, hint of ginger ale.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
If a gin and a rum had a baby, and that baby grew up beautiful and sassy it would be this gin. Enjoy this and add it to your bar.
 
Huagang
Huagang,
Reminds me of tree sap. It's almost like a hybrid spirit between rum, whiskey, and gin.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
This gin gets tastier with every sip 😋
 
David
David,
This barrel aged gin is a delight to sip neat, with sweet honeyed notes blending really nicely with the sharp and expected juniper and pine. Tastes like a whiskey with uncommon nuance. Best aged gin I've tasted.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is amber. Nose is rich honey, with a background of juniper. Further nosing shows subtle citrus notes. First sip is viscous, which, paired with the rich honey notes, almost makes it feel like honey. The juniper is present, but fairly muted by the honey. Notes resembling citrus, but may actually be a variation of the juniper, show later in the palate. Finish is just an extension of the citrusy/juniper note with maybe a little spice note. Overall, enjoyable but maybe a little bland when served neat. When paired with 3:1 Fevertree Aromatic Tonic Water, actually gets to be a little better, as the Angostura nicely complements the juniper and honey.
 
Scott
Scott,
Tastes like a full cocktail distilled into a spirit. Really interesting and really delicious gin. A little sweeter than most, but smooth and very easy to sip on
 
John
John,
A GREAT GIN! Friends that have never liked Gin found this one very tasty and it has become a bit of a holiday tradition in the winter.
 
Sean
Sean,
Fantastic gin! The barrel aging gives it a nice, smooth, almost rummy flavor, with a strong juniper taste to remind you you're drinking gin. Deifnitely my favorite gin at the moment, great both straight and with tonic.
 
Ro
Ro,
Best Tom cat I’ve ever had
 
Leah
Leah,
Really fascinating complex flavors. Good sipping gin. Sweet but not cloying, slight medicinal nose, but does not come through on the palate.
 
Teagan
Teagan,
This was definitely the sweetest gin I've tasted, and for me that's not necessarily a positive thing. Coming from much more herbal and floral gins, this wasn't really what I was looking for. However, what others here are saying is true: it feels more like a sweet bourbon or rum, except with a juniper base. If those are your shtick then I imagine you'll be quite happy.
 
Justin
Justin,
Currently my favorite gin, with a strong juniper flavor to enhance the experience. I prefer this to Barr Hill's other gin, but if someone finds the juniper too powerful they may find the Barr Hill base gin to be a better experience.
 
Catherine
Catherine,
Good but a little too sweet for more than one drink. Nice strong juniper flavor.
 
Rick
Rick,
I was blown away with how good this is. I'm a whiskey and aged rum fan and this hits a lot of the same notes. The honey adds the slightest sweetness and balances the spice of the pepper. I got this in a tasting box and will definitely add it to my regular go-to favorites in my home bar. Very nice!
 
Christina
Christina,
My favorite spirit of all time. Raw honey flavor is forward in a great way, not sweet, just flavorful. It's a gin, but finishes like a whiskey, super smooth, the only spirit I prefer to drink straight.
 
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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