Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 15 Tastings

Red Door Gin – Highland Gin

Red Door Highland Gin

Red Door Gin

Highland Gin

Speymalt Whisky Distributors


ABV: 45%
Country: Scotland
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, USA


David T. Smith

Nose
An intense nose with dark, bready, almost rye-like aromas that are also joined by floral citrus.

Palate
A plentiful supply of coriander that complements the gin’s grainy character. Slightly smoky savoury flavours, along with toasted juniper.

Finish
A relatively soft finish of lightly sweet toffee apple.

Comments
The depth, complexity, and intensity of this gin brings to mind one cocktail only: an equal-parts Negroni.

Score

7.8


Bethany Whymark

Nose
A combination of herbal anise and sweet grain, a little like rye bread.

Palate
Creamy, grainy and smooth, like a slice of rye bread with a thick layer of butter. Juniper and coriander come through and complement with gentle citrus.

Finish
Drying notes of baking spice and continuing sweet grain. Warming, but pleasantly so. 

Comments
The rye bread character in this gin surprised and delighted me, and could make it a good substitute in a whisky-based cocktail.

Score

8.4


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