Hammer & Son Old English Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Distillery Hammer & Son
  • Style English Gin
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus
  • juniper
  • lemon zest
  • botanicals
  • coriander
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • zesty
  • earthy

Hammer & Son

Old English Gin (0.7l, 44%)
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Character Goatson
Old English Gin is a throw-back waaaay back to 1783 with a classic recipe, beautiful presentation, and proper execution. 
 
Old English Gin is produced by Hammer & Sons. They currently have two products, both Gins: Geranium Gin and Old English Gin, and they could not be more different. Geranium Gin is styled modern in every way, and Old English Gin is a tribute to the earliest Gins and Gin-making. They are respected, small batch, craft distillers of the first order. 
 
In every respect, Old English Gin is a throw-back … WAAAAY back to 1783. They use an antique pot still and hand-infuse their grain spirit with 11 botanicals according to an ancient, 18th century recipe. In their research they discovered that the first bottled Gins re-used empty Champagne bottle from France, so this Gin is bottled in the same kinds of bottles, hand corked, and then dipped in black wax to seal. It is quite the presentation.
 
They keep their special recipe of botanicals close to the chest, but the classic juniper, citrus, and coriander stand out, and there is an Earthy quality … perhaps dried mushroom? In any event, it is a serious craft attempt at a classic Gin formulation that works really well and deliver the “pins and needles” combo of sweetness and sharpness that you really want to taste in a Gin of this character.  
 
SmartAss Corner:
In addition to the lovely, classic bottling, Old English Gin is available to bartenders in oak wood casks to pour from on the counter.  How old-school is that? 
 
  • Category Gin
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Distillery Hammer & Son
  • Style English Gin
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Silvery clear 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Juniper and sweet lemon zest   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Juniper forward and spice, with an Earthiness and swelling sweetness on the tongue 
 
Finish 
Clean citrus
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  • citrus
  • juniper
  • lemon zest
  • botanicals
  • coriander
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • zesty
  • earthy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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