Red Door Gin
Speymalt Whisky Distributors
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, USA
David T. Smith
An intense nose with dark, bready, almost rye-like aromas that are also joined by floral citrus.
A plentiful supply of coriander that complements the gin’s grainy character. Slightly smoky savoury flavours, along with toasted juniper.
A relatively soft finish of lightly sweet toffee apple.
The depth, complexity, and intensity of this gin brings to mind one cocktail only: an equal-parts Negroni.
A combination of herbal anise and sweet grain, a little like rye bread.
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.
Drying notes of baking spice and continuing sweet grain. Warming, but pleasantly so.
The rye bread character in this gin surprised and delighted me, and could make it a good substitute in a whisky-based cocktail.