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Red Door releases limited edition seasonal gin - and it's perfect for Christmas

Red Door Highland gin has released a small batch, limited edition bottling of their first seasonal flavour, and it's ideal for Christmas drinks or as a gift.

Published: October 21, 2019
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Handcrafted at the Benromach Distillery in Forres, the limited edition Red Door Highland Gin with Winter Botanicals is available to buy now, with only 6,000 bottles released for sale.

Made in the distillery's small copper pot still Peggy (named for Peggy Urquhart, wife of George Urquhart who was from the second generation of the family owners of Gordon and MacPhail), this seasonal gin includes botanicals such as allspice, sea buckthorn, sultanas, hop blossom and blood orange - making it a warming festive tipple.

The botanicals have been carefully selected and harmonised to create flavours and aromas of winter, from warm citrus notes to the richness of Christmas cake.

This limited release gin is perfect with a slice of orange and premium tonic water or used to create a Winter Punch with the addition of ginger syrup, red vermouth, an orange wedge and lemonade.

Lizzie Haw, Red Door Highland Gin’s flavour expert, said: “We’re thrilled to be adding to our product portfolio with the release of this limited-edition seasonal flavour. It’s the perfect addition to the winter drinks cabinet and ideal for festive entertaining or Christmas gifting.

“As a small, handcrafted gin distillery we have the advantage of being nimble and responsive to new or seasonal flavour trends.

"This seasonal edition with winter botanicals is the first of our special releases, carefully created to showcase how festive flavours like allspice and sultanas combine with the classic notes from our core gin, such as sea buckthorn.”

Earlier this year, Red Door Gin opened a visitor experience at Benromach Distillery, to offer gin fans the chance to learn the story of Red Door Gin, from the history of the distillery to the secrets of how the distillers create each handcrafted batch of Highland gin.

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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.

Red Door Gin with Winter Botanicals (RRP £29.99) is available to order directly from the Red Door Distillery in Forres by calling 01309 675 968.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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