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Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom 50cl

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom 50cl

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Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom: A Deep Dive into a Classic Style

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom is an award-winning gin that harks back to a bygone era. This 50cl bottle offers a taste of 18th and 19th century England, where Old Tom gin reigned supreme. Unlike its drier London Gin cousin, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom boasts a subtle sweetness, making it perfect for those who appreciate a more balanced and approachable gin.

Aromatic Adventure: The Nose of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom

The first impression of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom comes from the nose. Juniper, the quintessential gin botanical, takes centre stage. However, it's not a one-note performance. Fresh citrus notes, particularly orange peel, dance alongside the juniper, creating a vibrant and inviting aroma. Warming spices like cardamom and cinnamon add complexity, hinting at the depth of flavour to come.

A Symphony of Flavours: The Taste of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom

The palate of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom is where the magic happens. The juniper is present but not overpowering, allowing the other botanicals to shine. The sweetness, a hallmark of Old Tom gin, is subtle and well-balanced. It adds body to the gin without becoming cloying. Hints of coriander and clove add a touch of peppery warmth, while the citrus notes from the nose translate beautifully, offering a refreshing zestiness. The mouthfeel is luxuriously smooth and creamy, coating the tongue with a delightful richness.

A Lingering Delight: The Finish of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom

The finish of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom is clean and satisfying. The juniper lingers subtly, accompanied by the warmth of cardamom and a touch of orange peel. The sweetness fades gracefully, leaving a pleasant and balanced aftertaste.

Unlocking the Potential: Serving Suggestions for Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom's versatility makes it a perfect choice for various serving styles. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Classic G&T: For a simple yet satisfying drink, combine 50ml of Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom with plenty of ice and your favourite tonic water. For a perfect match, we recommend Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water. This tonic's citrus notes and subtle rosemary essence beautifully complement the orange peel and botanical complexity of the gin. Garnish with a wedge of orange or a sprig of rosemary for an extra touch of elegance.
  • The Sophisticated Cocktail: Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom excels in classic cocktails. Its sweetness makes it ideal for drinks like the Tom Collins, Martinez, or Old Tom Gin Fizz. Experiment with different recipes to discover your new favourite cocktail.

Food Pairings to Elevate Your Experience

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom's complex flavour profile allows it to pair well with a variety of dishes. Here are some suggestions to tantalise your taste buds:

  • Savoury Delights: Pair the gin with cheese boards featuring creamy cheeses like brie or camembert. The sweetness of the gin cuts through the richness of the cheese, creating a delightful harmony. Opt for charcuterie boards with cured meats like prosciutto or salami for a more robust pairing.
  • Aromatic Adventures: Spicy dishes are another excellent match for Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom. The gin's juniper and citrus notes stand up well to the heat, while the sweetness helps to balance the spice. Try it with Thai curries, Indian curries, or Szechuan cuisine.
  • Sweet Endings: Believe it or not, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom can even complement desserts. Its sweetness and citrus notes pair well with fruit-based desserts like lemon tart or orange cake. Experiment with different pairings to discover your own favourites.

In Conclusion

Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom is a remarkable gin that offers a taste of history. Its balanced sweetness, complex botanical profile, and smooth texture make it a versatile spirit perfect for sipping neat, enjoying in classic cocktails, or pairing with a variety of foods. So, raise a glass and embark on a journey of flavour with Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom.

Additional Notes:

  • Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Old Tom is bottled at 42.4% ABV, offering a satisfying depth of flavour without being overpowering.
  • This gin is perfect for those who appreciate a sweeter style of gin or are looking for an alternative to London Dry Gin.
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