It all started with a small amount of life savings and a fistful of credit cards. The Ransom Project was launched in 1997, with the distillery making small amounts of grappa, eau d'vie and brandy. Gin and whiskey were added to the lineup in 2007. Their Old Tom Gin is a historically accurate revival of the predominant Gin in fashion during the mid 1800's and the golden age of American cocktails. It's a slightly sweeter rendition of the classic London Dry.
Ransom's recipe was developed in collaboration with historian, author, and mixologist extraordinaire, David Wondrich. Old Tom is the Gin for mixing classic cocktails dating from the days before prohibition. Its subtle maltiness is the result of using a base wort of malted barley, combined with an infusion of botanicals in high proof corn spirits. The final distillation is run through an alambic pot still in order to preserve the maximum amount of aromatics, flavour and body. Only the "heart of the hearts" (the very best portion of distillate) is retained for this special bottling. The distillate is then cask aged for three to six months - sometimes longer. Six botanicals are used: juniper berries, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander seed, cardamom pods and angelica root.
Ransom Old Tom Gin is adored for its malted barley, cardamom, corriander, malted barley, vanila, corn, orange peel and lemon peel flavor notes.
This Gin is carefully distilled at Ransom Spirits distillery, United States.
Oak, vanilla, Caramel Nose. With Oak, ginger and Juniper on the body. Orange Peel Finish with a Lingering Ginger
Garnish: Orange zest