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Vitae Spirits - Distiller’s Reserve Old Tom Gin

 
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Old Tom gin in the pre-prohibition era was in many ways considered the standard gin; a bit sweeter than London Dry gin, and perhaps a little less juniper berry forward. As with many spirits, prohibition decimated Old Tom style gin’s popularity until the craft cocktail renaissance revitalized interest in classic cocktails. Vitae Spirits® Distillery’s Distiller’s Reserve Old Tom Gin is a small batch limited- release golden gin finished in bourbon barrels from our neighbors Ragged Branch Distillery, giving it a touch more sweetness and resinous spiciness than your run of the mill gin.

Tasting notes

It’s amazing how 6 months in a barrel can change a gin. The oak adds a bit of smooth vanilla flavors, while the citrus and resinous juniper, corriander, and nutmeg-like aromas come to the foreground.

Brand
Vitae Spirits
Size
750ml / VI
ABV
40.0
Country
United States
Region
Charlottesville, Virginia

Additional Product Info

Distiller’s Reserve Old Tom Gin

Old Tom gin in the pre-prohibition era was in many way considered the standard gin; a bit sweeter than London Dry gin, and perhaps a little less juniper berry forward. As with many spirits, prohibition decimated Old Tom style gin’s popularity until the craft cocktail renaissance revitalized interest in classic cocktails. Vitae Spirits® Distillery’s Distiller’s Reserve Old Tom Gin is a small batch limited- release golden gin finished in bourbon barrels from our neighbors Ragged Branch Distillery, giving it a touch more sweetness and resinous spiciness than your run of the mill gin.
QUICK FACTS:  • Limited release Distiller’s Reserve series  • Flavored with a total of 18 different botanicals  • Made with a sugar-cane base spirit  • Naturally gluten-free  • Aged 6+ months in a Bourbon barrel  • 80 proof / 40% ABV  
BATCH #1 DETAILS:  • Age: 6+ months in barrel  • Barrel Type: American white oak 25 gal. Ragged Branch Distillery 4 yr. Ryed Bourbon  • Bottle Proof: 80 proof  • Barrel Proof: 120.04proof  • Production: 146 bottles @ 750 ml 8July18

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About Vitae Spirits

At Vitae Spirits we aim to redefine “terroir”. What makes our products unique isn’t solely the influence of the region’s physical environment, but also their place within a community. In one way or another each liquor made by Vitae Spirits strives to reflect a unique combination of influences from those that call central Virginia their home. For examples, take a look at our Golden Rum or Coffee Liqueur, or Damson Gin, or even our collaboration with the award winning botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger. It is all of these small contributions from a community that added together make Vitae Spirits products unique, not just the physical makeup of the ingredients, and it is through this uniqueness that patrons are drawn to visit the community; the only way to begin to grasp what makes a community special is to bathe in it and absorb it first-hand.

Meet the Founder - Ian Glomski

A former Professor of Microbiology at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, Ian has had a profound fascination for over twenty-five years for microbes and how they sculpt our macroscopic world. An experienced brewer, winemaker, cheesemaker, meat curer, kefir culturer, veggie pickler, wild mushroom forager, and infectious disease specialist, anything having to do with microbes turns him on; having trained at the Pasteur Institute of Paris, founded by the father of modern fermentation Louis Pasteur. With all of his experience constructing and running medical microbiological research laboratories under his belt, a deep involvement with his family’s wine businesses in Arizona, and a voracious appetite for luxury libations, for Ian distillation is a perfect match. Founding a distilled spirits enterprise gives life to so many aspects of his personality and training that it seems something akin to destiny; when the stars align you run with it!

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