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Red Door opens up a limited-edition expression

Red Door Highland Gin has revealed a limited-edition bottling – the first in what promises to be a range of seasonal flavours. The expression was made at Benromach Distillery in Forres, Scotland.

Only 6,000 bottles of Red Door Highland Gin with Winter Botanicals (45% ABV/70cl) will be released for sale, crafted behind the Forres distillery’s red door in ‘Peggy’ – the small copper pot still where every batch of this seasonal special is handmade.

Available across the UK, Red Door Highland Gin with Winter Botanicals combines allspice, aromatic sea buckthorn and zesty blood orange with the fruity-freshness of sultanas and hop blossom.

The botanicals have been  selected and harmonised to create flavours and aromas of winter, from warm citrus notes to the richness of Christmas cake.

The producer has recommended a serve with a slice of orange and premium tonic water or used to create a Winter Punch with the addition of ginger syrup, red vermouth, an orange wedge and lemonade.

Lizzie Haw, Red Door Highland Gin’s flavour expert, says: “We’re thrilled to be adding to our product portfolio with the release of this limited-edition seasonal flavour. It’s the perfect addition to the winter drinks cabinet and ideal for festive entertaining or Christmas gifting.

“As a small, handcrafted gin distillery we have the advantage of being nimble and responsive to new or seasonal flavour trends. This seasonal edition with winter botanicals is the first of our special releases, carefully created to showcase how festive flavours like allspice and sultanas combine with the classic notes from our core gin, such as sea buckthorn.”

Earlier this year, Red Door Gin opened a visitor experience at Benromach Distillery, to offer gin fans the chance to learn the story of Red Door Gin, from the history of the distillery to the secrets of how the distillers create each handcrafted batch of Highland gin.

Find out what our experts made of Red Door Highland Gin here.

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