Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Ransom Old Tom Gin The Geezer

Ransom Old Tom Gin The Geezer...$54.99

44% ABV
In any barrel-aged spirit, one of the most important ingredients is time. Time in barrel helped distinguish our original Old Tom Gin when it was released in 2009, and as time has gone by, we have set aside a few exceptional barrels of our Old Tom Gin for extended aging. Over the course of three to five years in toasted French oak, these barrels have gained a richness and depth unique in the world of barrel aged gins. The Geezer is a nod to the patience and independent spirit of some of our favorite old timers, and an innovation within one of our favorite Ransom Spirits traditions. A pioneering American craft spirit, Ransom Old Tom Gin was the first domestic Old Tom Gin to be released since Prohibition. The recipe was developed in collaboration with historian, author, and mixologist extraordinaire David Wondrich.

Technical Specifications: 

Grain bill: Corn and barley (85% malted two-row barley, 15% Ransom Estate Unmalted barley) 
Distillation: Pot Distilled in 265 and 660 gallon Prulho alambic copper stills. All cuts made by smell and taste. Botanicals: Juniper berries, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander seed, cardamom pods, and angelica root. 
All botanicals are Certified Organic. 
Aging: Three to five years in 100% used French oak wine barrels. 

Tasting Notes: The Geezer opens with rich aromas of incense cedar and orange oleo saccharum, set off by exotic spice notes of cardamom and teak. The palate is rich and ribboned, with caramel and biscuit malt flavors and notes of lemon pastille and coriander. The gin builds warmth and depth towards a honeyed, resinous finish that calls to mind spiced winter baked goods and sea breeze. 

Suggested Cocktails: Neat for sipping, Martinez, Negroni, and Old Fashioned

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