Country & region: Netherlands
Grapes: Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, London, England Last but not least, we return to England’s less than sunny shores. Hayman’s dates back to 1863 and is the country’s longest serving gin distilling family. With five gins to the range, each one represents a stylistic moment in the history of gin; from sloe gin to gin liqueur, the range is a neat summary of the spirit’s evolutionary nature. It is the Old Tom Gin that makes it onto this list. Inspired by the Tom Collins and Martinez cocktails of the 1880s, the Old Tom is rich and rounded and more than worthy of our final spot. With an aggregated critic score of 90 points and an average price of $26, this is a fine tipple to finish on.