ABV: 40%  |  Location: Glasgow

Illicit Spirits' New Tom Gin is a nod to the Old Tom style of gin that was popular before the London Dry style came along. Old Tom is a sweeter gin that is similar to the original Dutch Genever. The Old Tom name style got its name as it was the presence of a black tom cat painted above a door that would signal an illicit gin shop was inside.

Illicit have developed a modern take on the style by distilling with pink peppercorns, rosehips and tonka beans, and sweetened post distillation with bee pollen and Scottish honey.

Produced in small-batches in a traditional direct-fired copper pot still, Illicit Spirits is a true urban craft distillery based in a railway arch just south of the River Clyde.

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Tasting Notes

Illcit Spirits' New Tom is a sweet, smooth fresh gin bursting with floral and citrus notes.

The perfect serve

Perfect when sipped over ice or mixed with your favourite tonic water. Try garnishing with juicy lemon and fresh mint.

Meet the maker

Launched in 2017 by Darran Edmond, Illicit Spirits are based in a railway arch in the Tradeston area of Glasgow. Illicit Spirits focus on applying traditional methods to produce modern, unique and innovative spirits. The name is a nod to the Illicit distillers of old, who have inspired the choice of still, and also a reference to the hidden location under the tracks heading south from Glasgow Central Station.

Delivery Service

We use a combination of delivery services and the provider and service used will depend on your location, the size and weight of the products ordered, the value of the goods and the delivery service you select at checkout.

All deliveries in the UK will be dispatched using either Royal Mail or by a courier. Deliveries out with the UK will always be delivered using a courier.

We always recommend that you provide us with a delivery address where it is likely that someone will be available to receive and sign for the parcel. Where applicable, you will receive communication with a tracking number for your parcel

Delivery Times

We dispatch orders Monday to Friday and all orders received before 1pm are dispatched the same day. Order received after 1pm are dispatched the next working day.

The delivery time depends on your location and the delivery service selected at checkout. However, all deliveries in the UK will generally be made within 3 days of dispatch. Deliveries to European countries will be made within 5-7 working days of dispatch.