Old Tom Gins evolved as a slightly sweeter, more textured version of the pervasive London Dry style. In the 1700's when Old Tom Gins were conceived, sugar was a rare and expensive ingredient to add this texture and sweetness, so Licorice Root was used in the botanical set to achieve the desired goal. We use this traditional root rather than adding sugar post distillation. The Pharmacist is fermented from Evaporated Cane Juice rather than Grain to achieve a slightly sugary flavor, but light body. We use a healthy amount of Juniper along with Cedar Berries, Elderflower, Lemon Peel, Ginger Root, and Licorice Root to give this Gin a NorthWest Forest flavor with a nice Citrus undertone.