Ableforth's Bathtub Old Tom
|Distilled in||East Sussex, England|
Based on an older style of gin, Ableforth's Bathtub Old Tom is a delicious historical throwback.
The fantastically innovative gins by Ableforth are produced in small batches though cold-compression, a kind of infusion, rather than distillation. It is this, combined with their exciting range of botanicals, that make their gins so memorable.
Bathtub Old Tom is a sweet and citrusy gin, based on an older, softer style of drink. A clean and fresh gin with plenty of juniper. A lighter style of gin than we’re used to with a fantastic touch of pepper and gentle liquorice.
I have been gradually building a love and understanding for gin, but I would also add hastily, that I am no expert. Saying that - Bathtub Old Tom is my outright favourite due to the unusual taste and deliciousness. The taste - for me - is so distinctive - like a really mellow licorice and juniper one - that I prefer not to drink it with any garnish, just lots of ice and a good tonic. That way, I can enjoy the taste properly. Such is my enthusiasm for it, I also do blind tastings with my friends, to ensure that they also can pick it out in a crowd of other gins and enjoy it as much as I do. Try it and be won over :)
This is one of my all time favourite gins and I think it's sadly overshadowed by the regular Bathtub gin from Ableforth (which is also incredible which goes to show how good this is!). It's incredibly smooth and fragrant with lovely sweet, tangy citrus tones that give way to a rich spice finish without feeling like any part of it is overdone. Sublime.