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A stunning Old Tom Gin from artisan Piedmontese producer Antica Distilleria Quaglia. Flavours of juniper, elderflower, sage, wormwood, iris and rose. Smooth and fresh with great length Read More
A stunning Old Tom Gin from artisan Piedmontese producer Antica Distilleria Quaglia. Flavours of juniper, elderflower, sage, wormwood, iris and rose. Smooth and fresh with great length
Old Tom Gin has many speculated origins; from an old Tom Cat falling into a vat of Gin to early advertising campaigns. Nonetheless this product has played a very important role in the history of Gin production and the evolution of this popular spirits flavor profile. Between the 18th and the 19th century Old Tom Gin started being produced as a dryer alternative to the Dutch Genever. Subsaquently dryer meant higher in alcohol which might explain its early nickname "mothers ruin". Although not known as the most palatable in taste back then, this important evolution paved the way for even dryer styles such as the London Dry Gin which is the style we have all come to know and love.This important flavor bridge therefore would not have been possible without the Old Tom Gin.
To make the Berto Old Tom Gin the botanicals are vacuum-distilled. Separately vanilla and cocoa are infused with sugar, this sweet infusion is then added to the blend in keeping with the traditional Old Tom style.
With a heritage spanning four generations since its founding in 1890, its perhaps little mystery that the secret ingredient in the liqueurs of Piemonte’s Distilleria Quaglia is time. Drawing inspiration from the past, Distilleria Quaglia provides a taste of history for modern times, utilising artisanal methods that respect the extraordinary traditions of Piemonte, a region that places the dialogue between field and bottle at the centre of its palate, offering the utmost respect to the raw materials of the land from which they harvest. Nestled between Monferrato and the hills towards Turin, the distillery has been certified organic since 2018.
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