Greenhook Ginsmiths Old Tom Gin

Greenhook Ginsmiths Old Tom Gin

(0.75l, 50.00%)

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Greenhook Ginsmiths Old Tom Gin is one part London Dry, one part Dutch Genever, one part Barrel-aged Gin, one part highland whiskey-ish stuff, and all parts tasty. 
You want a classic American can-do story? Step right up young man and let me tell you about Greenhook Ginsmiths. Just a few years ago, brothers Steven and Philip DeAngelo were bartenders in Brooklyn, New York, making finely crafted cocktails. Inspired by the craft distilling business blossoming all around them, they took their passion and poured it in to a small shop in the Greenhook section of Brooklyn and stepped into the other side of the craft beverage business… and we are all glad they did. 
They have one, small-batch, alembic still, and she is a beauty. It was custom built as a “vacuum still,” which means that when the mash is being heated, they reduce the air pressure in the copper pot. Why do that? Glad you asked. It’s because the vacuum causes alcohols to evaporate at a lower heat. Lower heat means more flavour in the tank. Get it? Good.
The DeAngelo brothers are making a fine line of Gins, including their signature American Dry, Beach Plum Gin Liquor (think American Sloe Gin with more fruitiness), and their Old Tom Gin. All are really good additions and you should try them all. 
OK … stay with us on this … for Greenhook Ginsmiths Old Tom Gin, they start with a cron base distilled in their flavor-loving vacuum-distillation magic machine. Then they infuse it with a Juniper-forward mix of botanicals as they should … then they go nuts. They age it for at least one year in ex-Bourbon casks, AND THEN they finish it in Oloroso Sherry casks like a fine single-malt whiskey. All this before serving it up at more than 50% ABV.  
Seriously … what the heck! 
Drink it straight as a flavourful sipper, or strap on your street-smarts and make up a few classic Old Tom-based cocktails (that are a lot of ‘em). Try the ingredient-dense Black Cat, a Wedgwood Cooler, a Casino Cocktail, or better yet, make a Tom Collins that way it was intended, with a flavorful Old Tom Gin in charge. 
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  • Style
    Old Tom Gin
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    United States
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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
Bright Gold 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smells like a zesty lemon-vanilla cookie in a pine forest 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Juniper plugged into a flux capacitor with a dash of cinnamon, oak, and lemon
Long and spicy
Ratings & Reviews
Awesome Gin!
This brand, and specifically the Old Tom style, has converted me into a gin drinker. I love it! Best gin I’ve ever tasted.
Probably the best gin I have ever tasted, and I have tasted some great gins. Wonderful, smooth flavor that begs you to come back for more.
Very tasty. In a martinez it is great. Like it with a similar recipe subbing in cocchi americano for red vermouth. Bright and scary drinkable.
This gin was amazing! Very strong, but smooth enough to drink neat. Great taste and body.
This being my first Old Tom style gin, I really enjoy the sweeter taste and appreciate the distilling process that Greenhook employs. Buy yourself a bottle, find a good Martinez recipe and watch it disappear.
Very good
Nothing like a tall glass of ice with this Gin!
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