Award Winner

Herno Old Tom


Winner of The Worlds Best Gin two years running (2017 & 2018) is no small achievement. Herno Old Tom also won Best Old Tom and Best Contemporary Gin. So it is safe to say that this is a very good gin!

Old Tom Gin (as a category) gets its name from the tom cat-shaped plaques outside London gin houses when gin was illegal. You would put a coin in the cat’s mouth and the bartender would dispense a shot of gin from the cat’s paw. This is also why Herno Old Tom has a cats face on the bottle!

Like all Herno gins, Old Tom is organic and contains eight botanicals: juniper, coriander, myrtle, cassia bark, black pepper, vanilla, cranberries and lemon peel. In Herno Old Tom Gin, however, extra myrtle has been added to give it a sweeter flavour which is what the old cat dispensed gins used to taste like. To further the sweetness, after distillation a touch of honey and sugar is added.

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A floral nose, leading to a sweet and well-rounded flavour on the palate. Floral and complex with notes of pine, honey and spice – just superb!

Herno Tom Collins
Combine Herno Old Tom Gin with lemon juice and syrup in a highball glass. Fill to the top with ice, stir and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Worlds Best Gin – 2017 & 2018 by The World Gin Awards
Grand Master at the IWSC in 2016


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In most cases, your order will be dispatched next day and arrive within 2 working days. We cannot, however, guarantee this delivery time, so please allow up to 5 working days for the completion of delivery. If we expect a delay, we will contact you. If you have chosen personalisation to your order, please anticipate a longer delivery time and inform us of the latest date you can accept the item using the box provided.