The nose of this gin is like going to a flower shop.
Probably Shouldn't Whiskey Old Tom Gin

In the beginning of the 19th Century Tom Chamberlain was the master distiller for Hodges Distillery.  He was also known as “Old Tom” and gin shops and public houses advertised that they were selling “Old Tom”, the preferred gin of the time.  During the 20th Century this flavorful, aromatic, “Old Tom” gin essentially disappeared.  The good news is Probably Shouldn’t Distillery allows you to step back to the 19th Century and experience this hand crafted, small batch, gin.  It is a step we know you are gong to enjoy.

The nose of Old Tom gin is like going to a flower shop.  The sweet spicy aromas of citrus, fruit, and wood might make you think the aroma of our gin is treat enough.  But the real treat is in the taste: Licorice, herbs, a hint of cinnamon, and, of course, that piney taste of juniper berries, the essence of a classic gin, blended together in a subtle way that will make this gin your gin of choice.

80.0 Proof, 40.0% ABV. 750 mL.

Estimated LCBO price per bottle$97.00

Case of 12

Pricing Policy : All prices are per bottle and are our best estimates. Pricing could change due to the currency fluctuations and/or LCBO policy changes at any time without notice. All the prices included the LCBO taxes, markup and any required duties or currency conversions. Licensee pricing does not include HST. Bottle deposit is additional to Licensees.

Ordering & Shipment : Whisky Quarterly Ontario is not allowed to sell beverage alcohol but may arrange for purchases from the LCBO on the customer’s behalf. Spirits are available to purchases only in a case lots.

Recipes with Old Tom Gin

Old Tom Collins


  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Old Tom Gin
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Club soda


Lemon wedge.


Shake lemon juice, gin and simple syrup with ice until well-chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into ice-filled highball glass. Top with club soda.



  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 lime


Lime wedge, as per your personal flavour.


Shake all ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into ice-filled glass.

Gin Martini


  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 3 oz. gin


Olives and/or lemon peel depending on your preference.


There are three ways of making a martini: shaken, stirred, and diamond pour. While the first two are pretty well known, the diamond pour is less common. Put both your martini glasses and your bottle of gin in the freezer for six hours minimum. Pour just a few drops of vermouth into the frozen glass, swirl and pour out. Then fill with chilled gin.

For a dirty martini, add 1/2 oz. brine from cocktail olives to above ingredients, shake with ice until well-chilled. Strain and serve.