Tad Seestedt started Ransom Winery and Distillery in 1997 and since then he has built a name for himself as one of the premiere craft distillers in the country. His Ransom Old Tom Gin, created after extensive research with the cocktail historian David Wondrich, has become the standard in the aged gin category harking back to the days when gins began to dominate the cocktail scene, and all gins were aged. Our cask is the first time that Tad has ever done a single cask bottling. Immediate notes of piney juniper, floral herbs, cinnamon stick, cardamom and lavender jump out. After a couple of minutes you’ll find sweet cream butter, lemon thyme, blueberry, and a potent orange/lemon citrus punch. The palate has a round and elegant entry, beautiful woodsy progression and a lively spicy oak finish.