Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin

Montana is full of natural beauty. Many native plants adorn the landscape (including Great Basin Wildrye). These trees and plants help create Montana’s unique look, feel and for those in the know, also its unique taste. At Wildrye Distilling, our philosophy is to let Montana’s unique flora define the flavor and aroma of our spirits.

Juniper grows wild in the mountains across Montana. We use the seed cones (berries) of this native plant to flavor our pre-prohibition style Old Tom Gin. Old Tom Gin originated in 18th century England and was very popular for it’s well-rounded flavor and aroma long before dry “white” Gin styles appeared. Wildrye’s Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin is made with a secret recipe of aromatic botanicals using old style distillation methods.

The Old Tom Style offers a rich flavor profile with a botanical depth not found in newer London Dry Style Gins. Boss Tweed Gin marries old-world tradition with modern distilling ingenuity, and is made by hand in Bozeman MT. Since this is a traditional English style gin, it is by nature a little sweeter than typical London Dry Gins.

Boss Tweed is a great base for both traditional and modern cocktails. It is bright enough to make summery gin cocktails and fruit infusions, but robust enough to stand up to herbal classics.

Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin Recipes

24 Karat

In a lowball glass filled to the top with ice combine:

  • 1 oz Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin
  • Splash of Lemon Juice
  • Splash of Ginger Beer
  • Carrot Juice to Fill

Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Boss and Tonic

In a lowball glass filled with ice combine:

  • 1 oz Wildrye Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin
  • ¾ oz Wildrye Tonic Syrup
  • Lime Juice (to taste)
  • Top with Soda Water

Garnish with lime wedge

We in the tasting room love using cucumber gin for a refreshing summer drink!

Old Tom Collins

In a collins glass filled to the top with ice combine:

  • 1 oz Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Simple Syrup
  • Top with Soda Water

Garnish with lemon wedge.

Rosemary’s Fantasy

In a collins glass filled to the top with ice combine:

  • 1 oz Wildrye Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin infused with Rosemary
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Honey
  • ¾ oz Ginger Beer
  • Top with Soda Water

Garnish with Rosemary Sprig

For Rosemary GIn: Add 3 fresh rosemary sprigs to a bottle of gin. Typically ready in 5 days.

Wildrye Lavender Gin and Juice

In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice combine:

  • 1 oz Wildrye Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin
  • 3 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 2 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters
  • 1 Dash Lavender Bitters
  • ½ oz Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice

 Shake and pour contents into a snifter glass

 Garnish with orange slice or blackberry.