Friday, July 20, 2012

Old Tom Has a New Pair of Shoes

A Tom Collins wouldn't be a Tom Collins without Old Tom gin.  Period.  Old Tom gin lends that silky, slightly sweetend profile that other gins simply don't have.  There are few distillers out there that produce this form of gin but I prefer the tried and true Hayman's brand and the Rasom brand, based out of Portland, Oregon.  Ransom definitely has more spice and character than Hayman's so you probably want to be a bit more reserved on what type of cocktails you want to use it in.  Hayman's is tends more suited towards cocktails that involve more sugar and citrus, such as the