What is Old Tom gin

What is Old Tom gin

Old Tom is a sweetened style of gin - often flavoured with liquorice.Popular in the 18th and 19th Centuries, the flavourings were used to disguise its frequently very poor quality. During the 1700s and 1800s, health and safety checks were not as vigorous as they are today. And let’s just say gin could be a pretty rough drink. It was not unknown to contain sulphuric acid.In the 20th Century, Old Tom went out of fashion. But in the second and third decades of the 21st Century, Old Tom has enjoyed …
17th Nov 2022 York Gin

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