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Gorilla Spirits Silverback Gorilla Old Tom Gin

Gorilla Spirits Silverback Gorilla Old Tom Gin

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Unleash the Power of the Silverback: A Deep Dive into Gorilla Spirits' Old Tom Gin

Gorilla Spirits' Silverback Old Tom Gin isn't your average gin. This award-winning spirit harks back to a bygone era, offering a taste of 18th-century England with a contemporary twist. Designed for those who appreciate a richer, more complex gin experience, Silverback Old Tom Gin is a must-have for any discerning drinker's collection.

A Legacy Revived: The Allure of Old Tom Gin

Old Tom gin bridges the gap between traditional Genever and the modern London Dry style. Unlike its drier, juniper-forward cousin, Old Tom boasts a touch of sweetness, creating a more balanced and approachable spirit. Gorilla Spirits stays true to this heritage, using the same seven botanicals found in their Silverback Mountain Strength Gin but in higher concentrations. This increased potency translates to a richer, more flavourful gin that retains the essence of the Old Tom style.

Tasting Profile: A Journey for the Senses

Pour yourself a glass of Silverback Old Tom Gin and embark on a flavour adventure. The initial aroma is a symphony of citrus, with vibrant notes of lemon and lime dancing at the forefront. Hints of sugared orange peel add a touch of sweetness, while underlying whispers of juniper berries provide a classic gin foundation.

As the gin meets your palate, the citrus explosion continues. Juicy lemon and zesty lime take centre stage, balanced beautifully by the subtle sweetness of the added sugar. Coriander and thyme then emerge, adding a touch of herbal complexity that complements the citrus symphony. The juniper presence, though not overpowering, provides a grounding warmth that lingers on the finish.

The overall impression is one of remarkable smoothness and richness. The higher botanical concentration creates a depth of flavour that sets Silverback Old Tom Gin apart from typical gins. The touch of sweetness adds a touch of accessibility, making it perfect for those who find London Dry gins a little too austere.

The Perfect Serve: Unleash Your Inner Mixologist

Silverback Old Tom Gin's versatility shines through in a variety of cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Classic Tom Collins: This timeless drink showcases the gin's citrusy brilliance. Combine 50ml of Silverback Old Tom Gin, 25ml lemon juice, 25ml simple syrup, and soda water in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir gently, garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lemon wedge, and enjoy a taste of history.
  • The Modern Twist: The Silverback Fizz: Put a contemporary spin on the classic Gin Fizz with this refreshing concoction. Combine 50ml of Silverback Old Tom Gin, 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, 15ml simple syrup, and one egg white in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist for a delightful twist on a classic.
  • The Quintessential G&T: Don't underestimate the power of simplicity. Silverback Old Tom Gin shines in a well-crafted G&T. Pour 50ml of gin into a copa glass filled with ice. Add a high-quality Indian tonic water to your desired dilution (typically a 1:2 or 1:3 gin to tonic ratio) and garnish with a generous twist of lemon peel. Let the citrus oils express themselves as you sip and savour the gin's full complexity.

Beyond the Glass: A Spirit with a Conscience

Gorilla Spirits are committed to sustainability and conservation efforts.  With every bottle of Silverback Old Tom Gin purchased, a portion of the proceeds is donated to The Gorilla Organization, a charity dedicated to protecting these magnificent creatures. So, enjoy your gin knowing you're contributing to a worthy cause.

In Conclusion: A Gin Worthy of Its Name

Silverback Old Tom Gin lives up to its powerful namesake. This award-winning spirit offers a unique and flavourful experience, perfect for gin aficionados and newcomers alike. With its rich taste profile, versatility in cocktails, and commitment to conservation, Silverback Old Tom Gin is sure to become a staple on your bar cart. Visit The General Wine Co. today and discover the power of the Silverback for yourself.


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