Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 18 Tastings

Red Door – Highland Gin with Winter Botanicals

Red Door Highland Gin with Winter Botanicals

Red Door

Seasonal Edition Highland Gin with Winter Botanicals

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited

ABV: 45.0%
Country: Scotland
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: Selected global markets

David T. Smith

Dried vine fruit – raisin and sultana – with candied peel and baking spice, making it rather reminiscent of a Christmas pudding or hot cross bun.

More fruit on the palate with a touch of floral rose. This gin has great complexity with a real cornucopia of flavours; the sweetness is neatly balanced by a dryer botanical character.

A little short, but clean and brings back a final flourish of juniper and coriander.

A rather festive and fun gin that I could see making a snazzy Last Word.



Bethany Whymark

Tamarind and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Some lemon peel, fresh chilli, and a whole spice note like mustard seed peek through.

Keeps the savouriness of tamarind with a little black pepper, and a fruity hint like sweet oranges.

Crisp, crunchy herbal notes of celery, fennel and green bell pepper are unleashed in the finish with a little green juniper.

This was certainly contemporary! The savouriness of its character makes me think it would work in a Red Snapper.



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