Old Tom Gin

Many people are unfamiliar with True English Old Tom Gin. Dating back to a period when gin was more richly flavoured, it remains a family favourite to this day.

The gloriously generous quantities of botanicals used in our family recipe create a bold citrus and juniper pine character that is rich and rounded on the palate with a beautifully delicate finish. And the subtle underlying sweetness keeps it true to the original style of English Victorian gin first enjoyed in 19th Century England.

Enjoy our True English Old Tom in a classic Martinez cocktail, a refreshing Tom Collins or a rich and full-flavoured Old Tom and Tonic.

Try out a traditional Victorian food pairing with Hayman’s Old Tom Gin and Jersey oysters. The slight sweetness of the gin perfectly matches the oysters’ natural sweetness and contrasts with the oysters’ salty finish.

Serve with soda water and fresh orange garnish as a refreshing alternative to tonic or enjoy in the classic Victorian cocktail – a Martinez.

41.4% ABV70cl



Juniper, citrus, soft spice and subtle earthy notes.


Rich, round and wonderfully smooth, with vibrant citrus and a sherbet-like sweetness.


Delicate and earthy with lingering hints of citrus and a mouth-coating quality.


50ml Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
15ml Sweet (Rosso) Vermouth
15ml Dry Vermouth
5ml Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters

1. Chill a martini glass.
2. Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass or tin.
3. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
4. Garnish with a twist of orange peel or a Maraschino cherry.


Make the Martinez your own with a home-made cherry garnish. Wash fresh cherries, place in a sealable jar, cover in Maraschino cherry liqueur and put in the fridge. In less than a week you’ll have wonderfully unctuous, soft cherries to sit atop top your classic Martinez.

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