At long last, my Old Tom gin story is in today’s Tribune, and explains the name of the stuff as well as why gin haters might want to give it a chance. All that research done for the very first CPCC looks to have paid off.

I haven’t been mixing with Old Tom much at home since March’s CPCC, but did make it out to a few places to try cocktails for this story. Old Tom has more or less invaded Chicago’s cocktail scene — which, in my mind, is a good thing. The more gin options we have out there beyond the standard Bombay or Gordon’s, the better.