Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Toms Gin is a type of gin, known as Old Tom Gin, and is a recreation of a popular style of gin from 18th Century England. It is sweeter style of gin than London Dry Gin but drier than Genever, a link between the two styles. Zuidam is a family-owned distillery and is run by father and son team Fred and Patrick Zuidam. The family have been producing spirits, starting with Genever and now including many other specialities and Dutch Whisky, for over 50 years. They are the only distilling company that mill their grain using only windmills. This process is much gentler than any mechanical process and means that thereis almost no increase in the temperature of the grain and thus helps preserve the wonderful aromas. Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Toms Gin is made by producing a primary distillate in a pot still which is then redistilled with the 10 botanical separately – juniper, elderflower, iris root from Italy, coriander from Morocco, angelica, sweet oranges and fresh whole lemons from Spain, licorice root from India, cardamom, whole vanilla beans from Madagascar. The the flavoured distillates are reduced to 40% and then blended and aged for a short period in American oak barrels – this reflects the shipping and storage of the style in the 18th century.