One of Speyside's most popular whisky distilleries has just launched its very own small-batch London Dry style gin.

Named after the distinctive red doors at Benromach Distillery, Red Door gin is, according to the team, inspired by Scotland’s mountains, forests and coastal fringes and marks a “new chapter in the distillery’s proud history”.

Featuring signature notes of juniper and the citrus elements of bitter orange, with aromatic sea buckthorn, floral pearls of heather and chocolatey rowanberries., Red Door is handmade in a copper pot still – which has been affectionately named, ‘Peggy’.

The vapour-infused distilling method steams the neutral base spirit through eight botanicals and is then bottled at 45% ABV.

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Commenting on the launch, David King, sales director at Red Door Gin, said: “We’ve been working hard behind the red door to create a gin with a distinctive palate, using the finest botanicals. We’re really excited for people to try Red Door Gin as we embark on this new chapter for Benromach Distillery.

“From the classic Red Door G&T to a delicious Negroni or smooth Martini, we are confident that we have created a gin that will prove popular with gin lovers everywhere.”

Gin lovers will also have the opportunity to peek behind the red door with the creation of a visitor experience, telling the story of Red Door Gin and the personalities who craft it, at the Benromach Distillery in Forres, Scotland.

Visitors will hear the story of Red Door Gin’s handmade copper still, how the distillers create each batch of Red Door Gin and finally the secrets of creating “perfect serves”.

As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Forres, Benromach Distillery already attracts more than 13,000 visitors annually and it is hoped that the new gin visitor experience will draw an additional 10,000 visitors per year.

Ewen Mackintosh added: “By creating a gin distillery and visitor experience, we are investing significantly in the town. We’re proud of our role in the local community and the part we continue to play in attracting visitors to Forres. We hope this will bring a further boost to tourism in the local area.”

Red Door Gin is available from all quality specialist retailers with a RRP of £30.

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things whisky-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over six years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink.

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