Langley’s England brings a refined Old Tom, a classic, mildly sweeter, gin style of Victorian London into a modern setting.
The drink is a quality gin that holds notes and secrets of a bygone era.
Palate: Slow kick of juniper, fennel, nutmeg, lemon peel and coriander that develops to a smooth, soft, sweetened finish that lingers. More botanically intense and sweeter than a London Dry. Old Tom also exists in 47% ABV
THE STORY OF OLD TOM
Back in 18th Century London, unlicensed gin sales had been made illegal. Production of the liquid went underground and drinkers looking for a tipple would need to look for wooden plaques on walls of watering holes carrying a picture of a black cat. They would insert a coin and whisper a password – a shot of gin would be poured down a pipe and out of a hole underneath the cat’s paw.
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