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Old Tom Rhubarb Is Made on Orkney Using Locally-Sourced Ingredients

Rhubarb Old Tom Gin
Orkney Gin Company

Rhubarb has long been celebrated in Orkney, with recipes passed down through generations of Orcadians over the years.

Orkney Gin Company loves to use traditional methods and ingredients from times gone by and this has resulted in the creation of Rhubarb Old Tom.

‘Old Tom’ is a style of gin, dating back to the 18th century, where the gin would be lightly sweetened, to give a smoother finish. Orkney Gin Company realised this traditional method would allow the tart rhubarb they picked for each batch to shine to its full potential.

Rhubarb Old Tom uses botanicals which compliment the unique taste of rhubarb. Lightly sweetened, the zesty rhubarb gin is enhanced by the juniper berries and citrus peel. This full-strength gin tastes smooth and silky as a result.


The perfect serve for Rhubarb Old Tom is with a premium Indian tonic water and garnished with orange or fresh raspberries.

Rhubarb Old Tom makes fantastic gin and Prosecco cocktails. Combine for a zesty, fruity drink with a hint of elegance. Add raspberries for a perfect finish.

For those with a sweet-tooth, try a festive pairing of Rhubarb Old Tom with ginger ale and garnish with a thin slice of ginger or a cinnamon stick.

Rhubarb Old Tom Gin (50cl) 43% ABV, is available to buy from the Gin Kin Shop, priced at £34.