While Langley's distillery has a long pedigree in the gin world, having been distilling for more than 100 years, it's only more recently that they have leant their name to one of the spirits they produce.
Langley's Old Tom is the first new product since the launch three years ago of the acclaimed and multiple award-winning Langley's No.8 gin. Old Tom is a style originally popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Old Tom offers a more intense yet slightly sweeter taste than a classic London Dry Gin.
Old Tom Gin
Macedonian juniper berries, Sri Lankan ground nutmeg, coriander seeds from Bulgaria, sweet orange and sweet lemon peel from Spain and cassia bark from Indonesia, Madagascan vanilla.
Nose: Nutmeg appears first (surprising for an Old Tom gin!), shortly followed by juicy tangerine and a crackle of juniper.
Palate: More orange sweetness on the palate, plus a hint of honey. Still has a good backbone of juniper and warming spices.
Finish: Spearmint and leafy coriander.
Tom Collins/Martinez cocktail. Light/Sicilian lemon tonic garnished with lemon & orange slices.