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Hayman's 'Old Tom' Gin, London

Hayman's 'Old Tom' Gin, London

"A Storied Spirit: Hayman's 'Old Tom' Gin – A Journey Through Time"

History and Pedigree

In the bustling heart of London, a story unfolds that dates back to the 1860s, a tale of tradition, innovation, and a family's unwavering dedication to the craft of gin making. Hayman's, with its storied 'Old Tom' Gin, carries the legacy of a recipe that has transcended generations, originating from the pioneering spirit of their great-great-grandfather. This historical recipe laid the foundation for what would become a hallmark of the London Dry style, which has captivated the world for over 160 years. Today, Hayman's stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of London Dry Gin, proud to infuse every bottle with the essence of its original creation.

Production Highlights

The synthesis of heritage and innovation is palpable at the Hayman's London Distillery. Distilled in copper stills named Marjorie, Karin, and Miranda, after cherished female family members, 'Old Tom' Gin is a product of meticulous craftsmanship. These stills, vital to the distillation process, ensure even heat dispersion and the removal of unwanted flavors, resulting in a bright, balanced, and smooth gin. The distillery's commitment to tradition extends to its selection of ten botanicals, sourced globally, each playing a crucial role in achieving the distinctive aroma and taste that define Hayman's gins. Every element is curated precisely, from the backbone of Macedonian and Bulgarian juniper berries to the warmth of spices and the citrus zest from Spanish lemons and oranges.

Product Details

  • Type: Old Tom Gin
  • ABV: 41.4%
  • Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Angelica Root, Cinnamon, Cassia Bark, Liquorice, Nutmeg, Orris Root

Sensory Perception

Hayman's 'Old Tom' Gin celebrates botanical harmony, boasting bold, sweetly citrusy notes that distinguish it from its contemporaries. The palate is greeted with a delicate balance of sweetness, underpinned by a rich tapestry of citrus and spice. This gin's character is robust and nuanced, making it the ideal base for classic cocktails like the Tom Collins, Gin Fizz, or a characterful Martinez, where its depth and complexity can truly shine.

Pairings and Occasions

The versatility of Hayman's 'Old Tom' Gin opens up a world of cocktail possibilities. Whether it's a Martinez's sophistication or a Gin Fizz's refreshing simplicity, this gin elevates any concoction. Beyond cocktails, its smoothness and botanical richness make it a splendid sipping gin, best enjoyed in moments of contemplation or celebration. As the heart of cocktail masterclasses and tours at the Hayman's Distillery, 'Old Tom' invites enthusiasts and newcomers alike to explore the artistry of gin-making.

A Legacy of Sustainability and Innovation

Hayman's commitment to sustainability and innovation runs deep. As a family-run independent business, they cherish their heritage and embrace the future with initiatives like B Corp certification, reflecting their dedication to environmental stewardship, community engagement, and operational excellence. From using 100% green energy to pioneering low-alcohol gins without compromising on taste, Hayman continues leading by example, proving that tradition and innovation coexist harmoniously.

In every bottle of Hayman's 'Old Tom' Gin lies a story of passion, heritage, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. It is a bridge between the past and the future, offering a taste as timeless as it is contemporary.


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