Tom first came across mead when he was on a road trip in the US. He'd always been a massive fan of honey, and was really excited to see meaderies in the US making great meads.
When Tom came back to London, he noticed that there wasn’t really anyone making mead with the same love, care and craft as in the US. At the time, a lot of the mead in the UK wasn't made to be a serious contender to wine or beer, and was often really sweet and strong in alcohol.
Tom started experimenting with different honeys and yeast to create a drink that celebrated the depth of flavour from honey, but also held true to the traditional ingredients of mead.
After many batches and a bit of experimentation, Tom launched Gosnells: a modern twist traditional mead that's light and refreshing, evoking the flavours of summer and celebrating the origin of the honey.
A perfectly crisp summer apéritif
• 35ml Dry Gin
• 35ml Fresh Lemon Juice
• 15ml Honey Syrup
• Top up with Gosnells
To make honey syrup, mix two parts honey with one part hot water and allow to chill.
Shake gin, lemon juice and honey syrup together with ice. Pour into a chilled coupe, top with Gosnells, and garnish with citrus.