Old English Gin is a Gin created with the inspiration of a recipe from 1780.
Its roots are traditional and can be consider, tho not officially, an Old Tom Gin, a category of Gin with a sweeter taste.
The details of this product are carefully studied: from the champagne style bottle, as in the 18th century, to the ecologically silk printed label, the natural cork. Arriving at the spirit itself…
Created in one of the most important distillery of the U.K., Old English Gin offer the possibility to recreate old cocktail recepes, with a coherent taste with that had at the time when the recipes were created. The web site (www.oldenglishgin.com) advices us to taste Old English Gin neat, a valid option to go looking for the 11 botanicals of the formula (juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cassia, liquorice, cinnamon, iris, nutmeg and cardamom).
The smell is very junipery, but big on spices, like nutmeg or cardamom, and a clear citrusy presence. A perfect balance, sweet and spicy.
The sweet taste combined with the juniper is very inviting, it’s a easily drinkable Gin.
Old English Gin is for who wants to try to reproduce an old cocktail recipe, or to someone who love fine drinking, and can understand a Gin meticulously made, with a history.