Excerpt: While I have a great love for this gin, I’m not sure it’s really one that can be called Old Tom gin, but I’d really call it more of a modern gin. It’s certainly one of the more unique gins in the world, and for that reason alone I’d recommend it.
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Based on an 18th-century recipe, this Old Tom-style gin is produced by Iceland-based Himbrimi Distillery using locally sourced wild arctic thyme, angelica flowers and mountain honey. Himbrimi Old Tom Gin rests at 40% ABV and retails for around $70 per 750 ml bottle; however, it's not an easy gin to find here in the U.S.
Bold and extremely juniper forward on the nose, with a touch of maple, light pepper and a faint whiff of honey
Moderate viscosity on the palate, honey, clover, light lemon and a good bit of juniper once again.
Long finish, drying and bitter on the palate, but pleasant and laced with honey and lemon.
This drinks like a toddy in a glass with a hit of juniper and light oak. It’s pleasant, unique and full of delicious character.
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