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Opening the Door to Red Door Gin | Gin Diaries

August 3, 2018

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,


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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.


  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum August 6, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I’ve not heard of Red Door before, I didn’t expect it to pour clear. Nothing better than a crisp G&T on s very hot day. Mich X

    • Reply MissPond August 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      It’s not got the right botanicals in it to pour red. It does make a wonderful summer G&T 🙂

  • Reply Jenny August 6, 2018 at 9:56 am

    There are so many varieties out there right now! I love the look of the packaging, I’d definitely try it if I saw it.

    • Reply MissPond August 14, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      It’s such lovely packaging isn’t it?! I can’t believe how many gins there are!

  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte August 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Ohh it sounds lovely! I really want to try some more smaller distilleries too! x

    • Reply MissPond August 14, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      There;s loads of wonderful small distilleries out there 🙂

  • Reply Bec Oakes August 3, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I’m not a huge gin drinker. For somebody who doesn’t tend to drink spirits straight, are there any mixers you’d recommend?

    • Reply MissPond August 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Well this I had with tonic. You can put vodka with tonic. Or put a flavoured syrup with soda water and a spirit.

  • Reply Emily Ware August 3, 2018 at 10:40 am

    I am a huge gin fan and love trying different kinds! This has definitely just been added to the list – thanks for sharing 🙂 x

    • Reply MissPond August 4, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      There’s so much choice these days isn’t there?!

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