Our Rhubarb Old Tom was released on World Gin Day 2017. Inspired by family rhubarb recipes, this Old Tom uses botanicals which compliment the unique taste of rhubarb. Lightly sweetened, the zesty rhubarb is enhanced by the smooth juniper berries and citrus peel.
Rhubarb Old Tom, The Story
Rhubarb has long been celebrated in Orkney, with recipes passed down through generations of Orcadians over the years.
Orkney Gin Company love to use traditional methods and ingredients from times past. 'Old Tom' is a style of gin, dating back to the 18th century, where the gin would be lightly sweetened, to give a smoother finish. Orkney Gin Company realised this traditional method would allow the tart rhubarb picked for each batch to shine to its full potential.
Lillywhite & Brown Signature Serve
Old Tom is best served in a fancy tumbler with lots of ice, an Indian tonic, a slice of lemon, a slice of lime and a small piece of rhubarb.