Glasgow Distillery Company’s contribution to the revival of a softer, sweeter style of gin is the fabulous Makar Old Tom Gin.
Founded in 2014 and named for for one of Glasgow’s original distilleries, Glasgow Distillery Company has a long and fruitful history of making world class spirits with love and dedication to quality. Each of their ranges is handcrafted using only the best distilling equipment (a gorgeous still named Annie) and the finest ingredients. They are thrilled to be able to present the first and only gin brand to be produced in metropolitan Glasgow.
Makar Old Tom Gin is a brilliant example of a modern interpretation of a very traditional recipe. A little more juniper than is often expected in Old Toms but with the botanical intensity and soft sweetness that is expected from this style. By dropping the rosemary from their original recipe and bringing in almond and honey, there is a notable sweetness but it does not dominate. Instead, fresh coriander, pepper and light spice contribute and end with a gentle, liquorice finish.