Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin Vermont 750mL


Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin

Tom Cat Gin is an expedition into uncharted territories. Once distilled, we age the gin in new American oak barrels in search of a bolder expression. The robust character of the new oak barrel mingles with the coniferous quality of the juniper, yielding an enticing aroma. A touch of raw honey leaves this revolutionary spirit remarkably approachable, whether drinking neat or in a cocktail. When the world called for whiskey, we answered resolutely with gin.

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Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin Cocktails

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned Cocktail is the first drink to ever bear the name ‘Cocktail’ (c. 1806). People would order at the bar a ‘Cocktail’ made with their spirit of choice mixed with a little sugar, some bitters and citrus twists. Here we call for a ‘Tom Cat Gin Cocktail’


2 oz Tom Cat Gin
1/2 tsp Demerara syrup (2 parts demerara sugar: 1 part water)
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Lemon or Orange Twist, or both for Garnish
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, then strain into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish by squeezing the citrus twists over the top of the cocktail.


c. 1887

The grandparent to the modern Dry Martini.

2 oz Tom Cat Gin
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 bar-spoon Maraschino liqueur (NOT cherry juice!)
2 dashes Orange Bitters
2 dashes Bokers Bitters

Combine ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, stir, then strain into a chilled coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.

The original recipe was 2 oz Sweet Vermouth and 1 oz Gin, which makes for a delicious aperitif and lower ABV cocktail. Try it either way. It works well with our Barr Hill gin as well!

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in