Forgotten Liquors Get Resurrected
Distillers and bartenders are mining the past to find tipples worthy of resurrection. It’s why rye whiskey went from an afterthought to everywhere, and Chicagoans are knocking back bitter Malört. The latest spirit to get the Lazarus treatment is Old Tom gin. Akin to flavored whiskey, lush Old Tom was once the preferred gin in 19th-century England and America, packing a sweetness supplied by sugar, botanicals, or malt — the missing link between Dutch genever and London dry gin. Ransom, Greenhook Ginsmiths, and Tanqueray all make modern formulations that you should sip on the rocks.
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