Old Trestle Theory 003 Gin
Theory Gin 003 is an experiment in the Old Tom style of gin. Popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries, Old Tom Gin was essentially a bootlegged, or “bathtub”, style gin that coincided with the Gin Craze of 18th century England. While there are many theories as to what defines this style, and how the term “Old Tom” came to be, one thing is for sure- this Theory Gin 003 is a unique take on this almost forgotten style, while highlighting innovative and modern blending techniques and ingredients. Barrel rested in ex-bourbon casks, it is then blended with a sweet, floral, non-barreled gin. As a final step, it is back-sweetened with Sierra Nevada honey.
A sweetness and floral aroma from the honey hits the senses first followed by a hint of the spice from the bourbon barrel and gin. On the palate, it is all abut the honey and spice, with a silky and easygoing finish. Bottled at 45% abv.