Since 1863 five genenrations of the Hayman's family have acted as custodians of the True English Gin style - providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Throughout this 150 years, they have been proud to distil True English Gins, using family techniques and processes handed down through the generations.
Many people are unfamiliar with True English Old Tom Gin. Dating back to a period when gin was more richly flavoured, it remains a family favourite to this day.
The gloriously generous quantities of botanicals used in our family recipe create a bold citrus and juniper pine character that is rich and rounded on the palate with a beautifully delicate finish. And the subtle underlying sweetness keeps it true to the original style of English Victorian gin first enjoyed in 19th Century England.
Enjoy our True English Old Tom in a classic Martinez cocktail, a refreshing Tom Collins or a rich and full-flavoured Old Tom and Tonic.
A True English Sloe Gin is defined by its balance. Not too sweet, not too tart and you need to be able to taste the gin! Hayman's gently steep wild harvested English Sloe berries in this classically balanced English Gin for three to four months following an old family recipe.
The result is a Sloe Gin of exceptional balance in which you will find plummy aromas, hints of almond and frangipane and delicious fruity notes from the wild-foraged berries – all underpinned by a classic English Gin backbone.
Classically enjoyed throughout the festive season or as a warming companion to a brisk winter’s walk, our True English Sloe Gin also pairs perfectly with English sparkling wine to create a refreshing summer serve.
Unlike other London Dry Gins available today, this True English London Dry Gin is distilled to a 150 year old family recipe using a traditional two-day process.
Steeping the long-standing family recipe of just ten botanicals in English wheat spirit for a full day before distillation creates a fresh, bright and classically balanced gin with crisp citrus, subtle notes of exotic spice and the remarkable depth and complexity traditionally associated with the London Dry style.
Uniquely suited to the classic cocktails of the 19th and early 20th Century that were built around the style, Hayman's recommend enjoying this True English London Dry’s crisp complexity in a refreshing G&T or a fortifying classic martini.
Small in size but big in flavour, Small Gin is so rich in botanical character that the recommended serve of just 5ml (one thimbleful) is all you will need to create a wonderfully balanced real gin and tonic – with just 0.2 units of alcohol per serve.
Perfect for anyone who loves gin but is looking to drink a little less alcohol, the ideal choice for working lunches, weekday evenings and summer barbecues. When mixed , Small Gin offers all the satisfying character of a classic G&T with 80% less alcohol.
First supplied to the English Admiralty in 1863, still made in London to this day. The style is bright and bracing but not at all overpowering with a brilliant balance of juniper, coriander and citrus and a softly nuanced mouthfeel.
Bottled at a traditional Navy Strength of 57% ABV, this hearty style of gin is suited perfectly to mixing a classic Pink Gin. Also wonderful in a traditional True English Gimlet, originally mixed by combining the sailors’ daily tot of gin with the lime ration provided to fight off scurvy.
Our Gently Rested Gin is wonderfully smooth, rounded and well-balanced, with peppery and spicy notes from the dominant botanicals – juniper and coriander – adding to its full-flavoured individuality.
Made to reflect the style sold in London’s ornate Gin Palaces in the 1800s, there’s a nod to the tradition that gin was sold from the cask rather than the bottle. Which we achieve by resting the gin in old Scotch Whisky barrels for just three weeks. Such short contact with wood really lifts the botanical flavours of enticing peppery spice.