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Distilled with ten botanicals, Mackintosh Old Tom Gin has a sweet, yet refreshing flavour profile. Contains juniper along with pineapple, grapefruit, elderflower and a selection of other carefully selected botanicals. Notes of juniper at the start, with sweet, smooth citrus bursts followed by a mild, warming taste and fresh pineapple on the finish.
Juniper-led with a lightness of floral notes from the elderflower and sweet undertones of citrus and pineapple
Clean heady juniper on the tongue, smooth with a sweet citrus taste
Garnish and tonic or lemonade opens up the gin to a citrus burst which the pineapple and grapefruit enhances, floral notes then emerge finishing with a mild peppery spice, fresh aftertaste and a lingering smooth finish
Mackintosh Gin is a true family brand, consisting of Jim and Deborah Mackintosh and their three daughters. The County of Angus where they're based, has a rich history of Viking invasions, Romans, Picts and Celts. It is an area abundant with ancient standing stones and natural beauty and affectionately known as ‘The birthplace of Scotland’. True to their Angus roots, the inspiration for the branding was taken from ‘Lover’s Knot’, a symbol which is carved into a 9th century Pictish stone in Meigle, not far from the couple’s home. A similar version of the knot can be found on the Droston Pictish Stone in St Vigeans near Arbroath, 2 miles from where Mackintosh Gin is distilled.
Old Tom Gin
Old Tom Gin is a style of gin that’s had a resurgence in recent years. Old Tom Gins can be described as being similar to London Dry Gins expect sweeter. Normally, sugars, honey or sweet syrups are added in the distillation or post-distillation to create a sweet style gin that retains botanical flavours but is underpinned with sweet notes on the palate.
The family-run Mackintosh Gin opted to work with local award-winning distillery, Distillutions, under the watchful eye of their experienced distiller Lewis Scothern in Arbroath, Angus. The Mackintosh Gins use a grain neutral spirit for the base before rectification with a balanced botanical mix in custom 50 litre still.