Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom Gin
Sub-Category Old Tom Gin
Retail Price $24.99
Score 4 Stars/Exceptional!
In the Glass
Brilliant, crystal clear.
The nose presents sweet, floral juniper with supporting notes of orange peel, lemon, and a mélange of brown baking spices.
The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, silky, and slightly sweet juniper focused core with flanking notes of citrus and hints of exotic botanicals that finish dry with a vibrant dose of citrus.
Intensity & Texture
Medium-bodied with bright flavors and a velvety spirit deftly mingle with the eight botanicals to create a Gin with ideal balance.
I'm a big fan of the Old Tom style of Gins and The Gin Lane 1751 is true to the style.
Premium Gin prices have not hit Whiskey levels but they too have crept north. The Gin Lane 1751, sold at $25 a bottle, offers great value for money in the category.
The name is inspired by Hogarth's etching of Gin Lane juxtaposed with his Beer Street from the same year, 1751. In sum the famous image showed Beer Street to be happy and prosperous with English Beer while Gin Lane was devastated with addiction to foreign Gin. Of course once Britain created a thriving Gin industry... The Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom is a classic Old Tom being sweeter than London Dry and drier than Genever. The entire Gin Lane 1751 range is created by the Bloomsbury Club (a group of Gin-passionate industry veterans) and Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers.
How to Enjoy
Gin Lane 1751 recommends their tasty Old Tom in a classic Tom Collins and a Corpse Reviver and we agree. We also like it chilled and strained with a dash of pickle juice.