A popular Scottish gin brand that was recently launched by one of Speyside's top whisky distilleries has announced that it is set to get its own visitor experience. 

The Red Door Gin experience, which will create the region’s first single site whisky and gin visitor attraction, is to open its doors at Benromach Distillery in Forres.

The new visitor attraction will give gin fans the chance learn the story of Red Door Gin, which was launched in 2018, from the history of the distillery to the secrets of how the distillers create each handcrafted batch of Highland gin.

Red Door Gin visitor experience

Housed behind the distillery’s iconic red door, which also gives the gin its name, the one hour tour will bring the distillation process to life while introducing guests to “Peggy” – the small copper pot still where every batch of Red Door Gin is carefully handmade by the on-site team.

After learning about botanicals and distillation, visitors can make their way to the Red Door Gin bar to sample the perfect Red Door G&T or signature cocktail.

Lizzie Haw, Red Door Gin’s flavour expert, said: “We’re immensely proud of our handcrafted Highland gin and are thrilled to – literally – throw open the red door and give gin fans the chance to see the distillery in action, while sampling the best we have to offer.

Red Door Gin visitor experience

“We’ve worked with an incredible team to bring the Red Door Gin visitor experience to life and look forward to giving visitors a chance to learn about our handcrafted gin, while boosting the tourist offering in the Speyside region.”

The new experience will be managed by Susan Colville, Whisky Icons Awards’ Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year. Susan will continue to manage the 5 Star Benromach Distillery tour alongside her role with Red Door.

Priced at £10 per person – including a Red Door G&T – the Red Door Gin Visitor Experience is open (Over-18s only)  from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30am-5pm until October and then 10am-4pm Monday to Friday from November during the winter season.

With only eight places per tour, guests are encouraged to book early and book in advance by calling 01309 675 968.

• Further information is available at reddoorgin.com/visitor-experience

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Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-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 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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