Not Your Mother’s Gin
When you think about Gin, what usually comes to mind? Do you automatically go to James Bond and his “shaken but not stirred” Martini or do you flashback to holidays and Mom’s never ending Gin and Tonics? Well, forget what you thought you knew about Gin, because we’re about to introduce you to Tommyrotter Gin, a delicious and unique take on the classic spirit.
Tommyrotter Gin is pot-distilled in a 116-year-old factory in the Hydraulic manufacturing district in Buffalo, New York, This remarkable Gin is definitely not your Mother’s Gin. The owners and distillers at Tommyrotter have developed an exceptional small batch Gin that tastes different than any other Gin you’ve tried before.
When they first opened in 2015, owners Bobby Finan and Sean Insalaco envisioned developing a spirit company that offered folks multi-level flavors in their Gin, Vodka and Whiskey, and they have definitely succeeded.
They Put What In Their Gin?
So, what exactly goes into making a batch of Tommyrotter Gin? Each bottle contains over 12 different botanicals that create the incredible layers of flavor that fans adore. Most Gins are juniper and coriander based and have maybe one or two additional flavors. While there is juniper in this heavy blend of botanical flavors, it definitely takes a backseat to more robust flavors like elderflower, hisbiscus, chamomile, cinnamon and angelica root.
In each sip you’ll taste hints of orange, pine, cardamom and other floral notes. Like we said, definitely not your Mother’s Gin. This Gin is the epitome of hand-crafted Gins and its distillers take exceptional pride in creating a multitude of flavors that make any drink a masterpiece.
If you’re looking for Tommyrotter Gin in stores, you might want to check their website first to find a retailer near you or you can order online. Distribution is currently limited to New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, but have no fear, the team is looking to expand distribution in the near future.
So, What Exactly Is A Tommyrotter?
Interesting story there. The name originally came from the Tommyrotters’ Club. They were a band of mischievous artisans in the early 20th century who rebelled against the Arts and Crafts movement of the time and went off to do their own thing – to create their own unique forms of art – for arts sake. Think Banksy, but 100 years ago. Bob and Sean thought the name was fitting for their unique, one-of-a-kind, almost rebellious take on distilled spirits in a world where small batch distilleries are on the rise – quickly catching up to the popularity of the craft brewery scene.
Each bottle is hand-crafted, taste-tested for quality, and hand-labeled – which shows the attention to detail, quality control and dedication to creating an award winning Gin.
Drinks to try using Tommyrotter Gin instead of your usual Gin and Tonic Gin
Try a completely different take on the Gin and Tonic that you’re used to by pouring Tommyrotter Gin and your favorite tonic – then garnish with an orange peel and a cinnamon stick. The perfect pairing for a delightfully refreshing summertime cocktail.
Another tantalizing taste comes by creating a Negroni using Tommyrotter Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth over ice with a twist of orange.
And lastly, you definitely should try the Tommyrotter Classic Gimlet by adding Simple Syrup, fresh lime juice and a lime wedge garnish.
Any way you pour Tommyrotter Gin, you’re definitely going to experience a trip for your tastebuds.
Be sure to join us this Tuesday as we celebrate the Tommyrotter Distillery at Gin Club at The Winslow NYC. Tickets are still available, and you’ll have a chance to meet the brains behind the operation and get to actually taste this Gin for yourself!