York Gin Old Tom

York Gin Old Tom is a Victorian-style slightly sweetened dry gin

Andrew Pern with his cat Goose, and York Gin Old Tom

Our Old Tom gin is slightly sweetened with a small amount of herb-infused sugar syrup made in the kitchen of one of Yorkshire's finest restaurants - the Michelin-starred Star Inn, Harome.

The syrup was created by Chef Patron, Andrew Pern, who also runs York's Star Inn The City and Mr P's Curious Tavern as well as the Star Inn the Harbour, Whitby.

The syrup's key ingredients are foraged from local hedgerows and the Star Inn's kitchen garden - the White Alba Rose also know as the Dog Rose (the White Rose of Yorkshire), along with Bronze Fennel and Star Anise. Angelica and pink peppercorns (Baie rose de Bourbon) complete the complex syrup. 

Old Tom is synonymous with cats - Victorian distillers decorated their bottles with cat motifs. And the cat is one of York's symbols - can statues can be spotted on many York buildings.

Rutterkin, the York Gin cat, stands particularly proud on the label of York Gin Old Tom.

Gold (& higher!) medals ...

York Gin Old Tom won Best English Old Tom Gin at the World Gin Awards in January 2020.

York Gin Old Tom was awarded a Gold Outstanding medal at the IWSC (International World Spirits Competition) in July 2019, one of only 6 gins worldwide to do so, with a score of 98/100.

York Gin Old Tom won Gold at the prestigious 2019 Spirits Business Gin Masters. This ranks the gin in the company of some of the best distilleries in the world. - Herno in Sweden and Australia’s Four Pillars.



Pink peppercorns and / or Star Anise plus Indian Tonic in a G&T

Or try in a Tom Collins cocktail.

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