Ransom Old Tom Gin opens with seductive aromatics of juniper berries and coastal forest, set off by apothecary spice notes of cardamom and angelica. The palate is rich and silky, with malt flavors punctuated by lively citrus zest and heady exotic notes of coriander and teak. The gin continues with suppleness and power, with the warmth and richness of the malt carrying clean, focused botanicals on a long, elegant finish.
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.