Hernö Old Tom Gin is made from the same distilled gin as Hernö Gin, but with an extra amount of Meadowsweet added in the distillation and after diluting it down to 43%, adding a touch of sugar. The sweetening lifts the floral notes, releases an array of juniper and makes the gin even smoother.
NOSE: Hernö Old Tom Gin is full-bodied with woody spice. Followed by bright, juicy, juniper and floral notes.
PALATE: Super-smooth texture with a light sweetness and botanical notes. An array of juniper, green and crispy, followed by notes of pine flowers.
FINISH: A floral sweetness combined with woody spice and long-lasting juniper characterizes Hernö Old Tom Gin.
It’s got a cat’s face on the bottle, harking back to how Old Tom Gin got its name – the tom cat-shaped plaques outside London gin houses from the olden days, where you’d put a coin in the cat’s mouth and the bartender would dispense a shot of gin from the cat’s paw.