Hayman Distillers is run by the oldest gin making family in England, with products and recipes dating back to 1863. Using Marjorie, a traditional 450l copper pot still, named for the owner's mother, they leave a classic range of ten botanicals to steep for a full day to allow their flavours and aromas to be thoroughly released. Hayman Distillers are thoroughly traditional and authentic.
Said to be based on an old, family recipe (that of James Burrough, the founder of Beefeater), Haymans Old Tom has a warm, sweet palate backed by a subtle spice. However, unlike many other sweet gins, the juniper is still very much present with a pleasant pepperiness. There's also a healthy amount of citrus on the nose, both orange and lemon. A sweet but lovely drink.