One thing this year I’ve been getting particularly excited about is Scottish Gin. There are some huge players out there, but this last year or so has seen the rise of some smaller distillers. Today I’m going to share with you some new players on the block, Red Door Gin.
Made way up north in Benromach, Red Door Gin is named after the red doors of the distillery. The gin itself is inspired by the mountains, coasts and forests of Scotland. The gin is made with 8 botanicals including bitter orange, sea buckthorn, heather and rowanberries. On the nose the gin is very floral but well balanced, it’s a lot lighter because of it’s botanicals rather than a heavy citrus London Dry.
To serve you obviously need to get the perfect serve. For Red Door Gin this involves filling a gin glass with ice and then you have two choices. Personally, after trying both I prefer serving with a slice of grapefruit. It really brings out the botanicals and doesn’t cloud them. However, I know that Dr W prefers something sweeter, which you can get by adding raspberries to the serve. Just a heads up, the lighter notes in this make it a drinkable one. It’s great for a Friday night chill out session in front of the telly.
Now if you find yourself in Scotland, you could peek behind the red doors of the distillery. As there’s going to be a visitor experience, telling the story of Red Door Gin and the personalities who craft it. This will be at the Benromach Distillery in Forres, Scotland. You will be able to hear about their handmade copper still, ‘Peggy’ and how the distillers create each batch of Red Door Gin. You may also get a wee gin whilst you visit!
Overall, the guys at Red Door Gin have created a delicious gin. That is wonderfully scented, full of wonderful botanicals, but also an easy drinker. So have you tried Red Door Gin yet? Would you order a G&T with it if you saw it at a bar? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. * I was sent the Red Door Gin to try out and I did not have to feature on my blog. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.