ILLICIT GIN - NEW TOM (70cl, 40%)
Illicit Gin - New Tom 70cl @ 40% ABV
Before London dry, there was Old Tom, a sweeter Gin closer to the original Dutch Genever. We've given the style a modern makeover by adding pink pepper, tonka beans, rosehips and nasturtium flowers and then sweetening post distillation with Scottish blossom honey and bee pollen. The result is a sweet, smooth fresh gin bursting with floral and citrus notes.
The Illicit Spirits Distillery, established in 2017 by distiller Darran Edmond, is a true urban craft distillery that uses traditional distillation methods to create modern spirits. The name Illicit Spirits is a nod to both the era of illicit distilleries and also the Illicit Spirits location – hidden in plain sight just like the speakeasies of old.
You’ll find the distillery tucked away in a repurposed railway arch that was once used for illegal raves in the Tradeston area of Glasgow, producing small batch spirits on their 150L direct-fired copper pot still.
The Illicit Spirits Distillery will be a testbed for a number of exciting craft spirit projects and collaborations in the future.