Issue Seven Phoebe Calver Sam Coyne Tastings

Red Door – Highland Gin

Red Door
Highland Gin
Benromach Distillery

ABV: 45%
Country: Scotland
Style: Classic
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.0 

Nose: All the merits of a dry gin. Juniper forward nose, with lemon and baking spices. 

Palate: Develops just as you’d hope. Juniper forward – it’s initially pretty earthy – before citrus lightens things up nicely. A rich and oily mouthfeel, almost rewarding as you lap it up.

Finish: The citrus is long and satisfying.

Comments: What can you say? Delivers what you’d hope for as a classic gin and tonic. Does the simple things well and lends itself nicely to a number of classic gin cocktails. 

Phoebe Calver – 7.8 

Nose: Bright and fresh juniper, not too earthy, summer is coming out to play with this as you’re left with a citric hit.

Taste: The citrus kick is still there but it is pipped to the post by the juniper. A nice coating of the mouth that keeps those flavours with you for longer than I was expecting.

Finish: A pretty zesty and lengthy finish. 

Comments: The gin that really opens up with the addition of tonic to combat that dry edge.



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