Boatyard - Old Tom GinThe Missing Link
Boatyard Old Tom Gin is the second product to be launched from The Boatyard Distillery and the first of its kind to be launched in Ireland.
Notes of candied lemon peel, vanilla and cinnamon spice, with a silky orange finish. It is slightly sweeter than London Dry but drier than Dutch genever - thus sometimes referred to as ‘the missing link’.
Old Tom Gin was a gin recipe popular in the 18th Century, where the illegal, home-made, harsh gins of the time were sweetened with liquorice or sugar to make it more palatable to the masses. Some say takes its name from an illicit method of dispensing gin in the 18th Century.