During the 1800's, when classic cocktails were at the peak of their powers, Old Tom Gin was an integral part of loads of classic recipes like the Tom Collins. But Prohibition brought it and many others to the brink of extinction and Old Tom Gin wasn't revived until a few years ago. Tanqueray's take on the classic spirit comes from the recipe book of Charles Tanqueray himself with notes dating back to 1835. It's a gin that is light and a bit sweet while remaining incredibly smooth and easy to sip. It's also limited to 100,000 bottles worldwide, so seek out a bottle for your next classic cocktail recipe.