Boatyard Old Tom

You NEED to try this Old Tom Gin!

The Boatyard Distillery is an award winning farm-to-bottle distillery located on the banks of Lough Erne in north west Ireland. We love their Old Tom Gin and know you will too!

The Story



Boatyard Distillery is situated on the picturesque banks of the Lough Erne, Fermanagh. It is a short drive from Enniskillen or a short journey across the lough via some of the local water taxis services.

The distillery is situated on a marina inside an old boatyard!

Boatyard Distillery have chosen organic ingredients for each of their products, with the terroir of the land at the forefront of each new spirit. Founder, Joe McGirr, utilised his background in spirits and whisky to build his dream of the first legal distillery in Fermanagh in over 130 years. Joe’s dream to build a distillery in the place in which he grew up was inspired by his family’s rich farming history. His grandad Brian was a ploughing contractor, and his father Michael was a dairy and beef farmer.


The Gins

Boatyard Double Gin was the first award winning product to be released from The Boatyard Distillery. It is a smooth, Juniper-led dry gin with notes of citrus crush and floral sweetness. is the essence of Fermanagh brought to life with earthy tones from our family farm foraged botanical, Sweet Gale.




ABY 46%



A smooth, Juniper-led dry gin with notes of citrus crush and floral sweetness.

How is it made?

Organically produced wheat spirit is macerated for 18 hours with 8 different botanicals, including Sweet Gale which has been harvested from the family farm. Lemon peel is taken from unwaxed lemons on the day that they are to be used for ultimate freshness. As the spirit runs off the still, a unique juniper filtration is introduced in a process which Dutch gin spirit distillers call ‘dubbel gebeide genever’. This double contact method results in an even more pronounced juniper flavour.

The collected spirit has pure water added to it before resting for a minimum of 2 weeks before we bottling and labelling.

Perfect Serve

Serve with plenty of ice, a premium tonic water and a wedge of pink grapefruit.




ABY 46%



Boatyard Old Tom has notes of candied lemon peel, vanilla and cinnamon spice, with a silky orange finish.

How is it made?

Boatyard Old Tom is made using Boatyard Double gin distilled with 8 different botanicals including Sweet Gale harvested on the family farm.

It is also produced in ‘Doc Brown’ the 250-litre still. The collected spirit rests for a minimum of 4 months drawing flavour and colour from the cask. Fermanagh honey is then added for natural sweetness, imitating our 18th Century predecessors. . Slightly sweeter than London Dry but drier than Dutch genever it is sometimes referred to as ‘the missing link’.

 If you would like to find out more about Boatyard Distillery, visit their website!

Want to give Boatyard Old Tom Gin a try? We have it in this months box!

Join the ILoveGin club where we send you a new box like the one below for just £14/m inc free delivery, you’ll get 2 new gins and 2 tonic/mixers each month to try, enough to make 4 G&Ts plus discounts on full size bottles.

Limited Time Offer: Get your first box for just £9 including delivery, that’s £9 for 4 x G&Ts, use code: GINBLOG5OFF at checkout at

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