Old Tom Gin is traditionally a sweetened gin, predating the “London Dry” style. Distilled from 100% corn in an alembic copper pot still, Greenhook’s Old Tom Gin is full-bodied, boasting flavors of nutmeg, clove, vanilla and, of course, juniper. Baking spices combined with a high proof and a touch of sugar make Greenhook’s Old Tom perfect for spicy cocktails and one of the most complex spirits on the market today. 50% ABV
"If Dutch Genevers is the heady, malty forefather of modern gin and London Dry is today’s standard-bearer, Old Tom is the missing link between them. The prevalent style gin of 18th century England, Old Tom was once king of the gin hill here stateside but sadly disappeared (along with many things fun) during prohibition.
We made it our mission to bring back this lynchpin of countless classic cocktails. Greenhook’s full-bodied expression is crafted from pot distilled corn, juniper, and botanicals inspired by the spice trade of the 1900’s. Aged for two years in bourbon casks before being finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, our Old Tom Gin is perfect for your next Martinez or Old Fashioned." - Greenhook
When Brooklyn native Steven DeAngelo began distilling in 2012—as only the second new distillery in New York City since Prohibition—his project was distinctly different than most start-up micro-distillers before and since. Eschewing the booming local whiskey scene and skipping lightly past the quick return of vodka, Steven focused his vision with laser-like precision on just one category: Gin.
Using a custom-made vacuum still, Steven can distill at a lower atmospheric pressure, and therefore a lower temperature, capturing subtle aromas from delicate botanicals without damaging their nuance.
Today, Greenhook Ginsmiths is one of the most well-regarded small distillers in the country, and though Steven’s range has expanded dramatically, his focus remains clearly single-minded as he presents three different styles of gin, each unique in its own right, each exemplary in the category.