When buying Gin in the 1700’s and 1800’s you’d be offered a simple choice: English Gin or Hollands Gin.
Hollands Gin is today known as Jenever and English Gin was branded fancy names as Old Tom, Young Tom or Samson, or after the name of the distiller, or the location as Booth’s, Gordon’s, Warrington and Beefeater.
In 1783 England was the largest importer of French Champagne, and it was normal that consumers would use any vessel they had for filling gin from the gin shops and most likely there were a lot of Champagne bottles being re-used for filling in gin.
This Old English Gin is made from a 1783 recipe (still being kept in the safe at the distillery) distilling 11 botanicals in the oldest pot still being used in England at present day, called Angela or Grand Ma (named of the mother of the master distiller at that time). And made by John Dore Ltd. from some of the last British copper.
I wanted to create this unique product, being as original and true to a spirits category as possible and yet in line with today’s requirements for high quality, environmental friendly and CO2 neutral products. And by using recycled bottles, organic sealing and silk printed label as they did in 1783, we are emphasizing the concept of how English Gin tasted and was made, named and distributed back then. So to taste a cocktail as it was intended, you need a Gin that hasn’t changed. Old English Gin is how it was: Truly original!
Old English Gin
- Distilled Gin at 44% ABV. Only sugar and water is added after the distillation.
- Juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cassia, liquorice, cinnamon, orris root, nutmeg, cardamom.
- Distilled from 100% pure grain spirit (English wheat).
- Distilled at Langley Distillers in England - a 200 year old family owned distillery.
- 100% re-cycled champagne bottle (not re-melted but washed).
- Silkscreen print label with environmental friendly paint.
- Natural cork stopper.
- Organic wax sealing.
Perfect serve: The Old English Gin is made for cocktails using old style gins found in the cocktails books from bartenders as Jerry Thomas, Harry Johnsson, O.H. Byron and Orasmus Willard:
- Tom Collins
- Ramos Gin Fizz
- Corpse Reviver
|Alcohol content:||44% vol.|
|Lebensmittelunternehmer:||Hammer & Son Ltd. PO Box 14 MA MRS 1000|
|Country of origin:||England|
Class Magazin April 2013
Old English Gin rated 5+ out of 5 by Class Magazine.
Fifty Best Gin 2014 in New York.
Best in Show
San Francisco International Spirits 2014
World's best Gin 2015
Fresh, vivid, focussed, classic juniper/citrus nose. Intense, clean, herbal, integrated and very long on the finish. Nice juniper nose straight forward. A nice aroma on the mid palate that carries through to the finish. Simple but classy.