From the Swedish Hernö distillers comes a sweet, lip-smacking Old Tom Gin. They use the same botanical selection as their Hernö Dry Gin for this, although they've dialled up the amount of meadowsweet used. After distillation, they add a touch of honey and sugar, giving it the classic sweetness you look for in a traditional 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.
Nose: Sweet and subtly grassy at first. Herbaceous notes of cassia and coriander start to develop after a minute or two.
Palate: A strong backbone of pine resin and chewy juniper, with honey'd sweetness and a touch of lemon zest following it up.
Finish: Fresh vanilla and juicy berries.