As somewhat of a gin aficionado, I was excited to see this version of the Old Tom's gin. I love like the fresh sensation of a good gin and tonic made with a great standby London Dry such as Boodles, and distinctly do not like the malty flavor of the more traditional Genever varieties, so I've always been a big fan of the Old Tom styles of gins. My variety prior to finding Queens Courage was Uncle Val's Botanical, which I suppose could be categorized as part of the "new wave" of gins that focus less on juniper and more on other types of botanicals, like the Hendricks brand. Unlike some other variations of the Old Tom "genre" of gins, the sweetness of Queen's Courage is never overwhelming, even if you use it to make a proper martini. It has a nice complexity that's not all overwhelming. I can't say enough about the flavor profile of this gin, particularly when paired with a nice tonic such as a Fever Tree (I like the basic Fever Tree, although you can definitely kick up a notch with the Mediterranean Fever Tree).