Old Tom 6: Do you know about our unusual botanical?

Our multi award-winning Old Tom is named after its six carefully chosen botanicals: juniper, coriander seed, lemon peel, angelica root and orris root - all of which you might expect to find in an Old Tom, but do you know about our signature botanical?


The unusual and unique botanical Scotch bonnet is what completes Old Tom 6!


The Scotch Bonnet pepper is a cultivar of the habanero and is among the hottest peppers in the world. If you've ever tried a habanero pepper, you know it carries some serious heat. The Scotch Bonnet is equally hot, measuring in at 100,000-350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Compare that to a jalapeno pepper, which averages about 5,000 SHU, and you'll understand the heat level!

That's not to say Old Tom 6 is hot because its not but, the gentle warmth of chilli lingers on the palate just long enough to enhance the intriguing blend of botanicals, opening up the complexity of this gin!

Its name derives from its resemblance to the Scottish Tam o' Shanter hat.

Other names for these chili peppers include Bahamian, Bahama Mama, Jamaican Hot or Martinique Pepper, as well as booney peppers, bonney peppers, Boabs Bonnet, Scotty Bons and goat peppers.