Ransom Old Tom Gin


Old Tom

(0.75l, 44%)

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The Scotch-o-Bourbo Gin.
Tad Seestedt named his company Ransom after the debt he incurred when starting the business. He felt as if he was ransoming his financial future to the little business venture that he started in 1997. They started with wine, then went to Brandy and that inspired them to step out into their own Dry Vermouth and in the end their specialicious Gin. Everything was produced in the single, hand-hammered, copper alembic still.
Old Tom” style Gin was the first Gin made in the United States, and it was the kind of Gin that most of the classic cocktails were based on. If you haven’t had the Old Tom style before, think of it like a “Scotch-o-Bourbo-Gin.” The base wort is malted barley, just like Scotch Whisky. But the Gin-like botanicals are infused into pure corn distillate. Then the whole concoction is distilled in copper alembic stills and barrel-aged in ex-wine French oak casks for up to a year. 
There are a few Old Tom style, barrel-aged Gins on the market now, but Ransom was the first to give it a go. The list of botanicals is right out of the book: juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander seed, angelica root, and cardamom pods, but their care and attention to detail is something special. This is a must-have for every serious cocktail nerd and nerd-ette
Fun Fact:
Barrel-aging Gin in America was a bit of an accident. Gin producers in America would whoop-up a batch and place into barrels for shipment (bottle shipments were not yet commonplace). But America is a big place, and it could take months for a shipment to reach the customer by wagon before it was consumed. Turns out, that was not such a bad thing.

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  • Style
    Old Tom Gin
  • Region
    Sheridan, Oregon
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Ransom Spirits
  • Bottler
    Ransom Spirits

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

orange peel
malted barley
lemon peel
What does Ransom Old Tom Gin taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Ransom Old Tom Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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London dry gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as spirits such as cognac, scotch or tequila. Only a tiny handful of London dry gins are actually made in the city.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber.    
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Juniper, vanilla, flowers, and love. 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A lovely pine-flower-citrus feel with a silky texture.      
Smooth with a malty-lemon tail.
Flavour spiral
Orange peel, malted barley, cardamom, lemon peel, coriander, corn, vanilla, botanicals, juniper.
Ratings & Reviews
Complex and stronger than I thought it would be. Looking for the right recipe for this one. I have a tasting box of gin that is want to compare this to.
Outstanding flavor. So sad when the sample was empty.
This gin turned me from 'never drinking gin' to 'lets give it another shot.' Absolutely delicious! Still retains the juniper taste but it doesn't blow your palette out with it. Instead it blends very well with the citrus flavors and leaves you wanting more.
Interesting taste. Burst of orange then a very botanical middle and long lasting lingering heat. Nice but still not tempting me away from my whisky.
Gin? Never ever, really crazy.
Whiskey-Like Gin. Verry Irritating!
My first Old Tom Style Gin and I am thoroughly impressed! Being a Scotch/Whisky fan as well, this definitely tickled my palette. The citrus notes and finish are beautiful!
Holy smokes! Was not expecting this. The citrus is fabulous and the finish is out of this world. No fancy words here.. It's just great gin. Have some!
More to it than just juniper. You have to try it and discover for yourself.
Definitely different from the typical London Dry. As the description suggests, it has Scotch notes from the barley, but with strong citrus notes. Spicy finish.
Mmm. It's gin but drinks like it shouldn't have a tonic. That's really different and somehow more authentic than what I'm accustomed to.
Hmm not sure about that
Really Great Gin!
An aged Old Tom gin with a slight oak flavor. Makes a very interesting and unique Tom Collins
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