On the Nose

  • Herbal
  • Fresh
  • Perfumed

On the Palate

  • Velvety
  • Smooth
  • Floral

How to Use It

  • In a cocktail


Erika Tom Collins

Il est normal que l'Erika Old Tom soit mieux appréciée dans une Erika Tom Collins. Ce cocktail ne comprend que quelques ingrédients et est un excellent moyen de profiter de la douceur veloutée du gin. Pour faire le vôtre, versez 22,5 ml de sirop simple, 22,5 ml de jus de citron et 60 ml d'Erika Old Tom Gin dans un shaker avec de la glace et secouez jusqu'à ce qu'il soit froid. Filtrez-le dans un verre Collins puis ajoutez de la glace. Complétez le cocktail avec 30 ml d'eau gazeuse et décorez d'un zeste de citron.

Inspiration behind the product

In 18th-century London, Old Tom gin was a recipe popular among bootleggers. Trying to stem the country’s growing alcohol problem, the British government put heavy taxes on gin. Clever bartenders found a way around this. They produced their own heavy juniper gin and signalled its presence with a wooden Tomcat-shaped plaque above the door, along with a slot for coins and a lead tube. Clients would drop their money into the slot, and from the tube would come a shot of gin.

What makes it unique

Erika Spirit’s Old Tom Gin is an updated artisanal version of this recipe, made for the craft era. Using the same base as their original Dry Gin, the team then macerate rosemary, tarragon and wild roses, which are added after distillation. These botanicals are sourced locally from the biodiverse Altair garden in the heart of Dordogne, France. To finish off the Old Tom Gin recipe, it is sweetened with home-made acacia honey from their co-founder Paul’s bee farm.