The Bottom Line
Right Gin is an excellent choice for those who prefer the slightly sweeter side of gin
. While it is certainly not as sweet as a genever or Old Tom, Right is also not a London Dry - instead it is in between these styles. Its botanical bouquet is delightful and this Swedish gin is, overall, a great find, especially for those not partial to the dryness of the popular London Dry gins. As the gin market opens up to newer profiles that do not fit into any particular style, Right Gin is one that is bound to lead the revolution.
- Sweeter, not as dry and rosier as many London Dry gins.
- Aromatic, semi-sweet Martini base.
- Nice to sip on its own, chilled with orange bitters.
- Gin distilled from grain in Sweden
- Imported by Young's Market Company, LLC, Orange, California
- 40% alc/volume (80 proof)
- Retails for around $40/750ml bottle
- Released in 2007
Guide Review - Right Gin
There are two tests that I put Right Gin to while tasting it: the Martini
and a comparison with a popular London Dry. In the Martini tasting I found Right Gin to be comparable to others, producing a very fine cocktail with a slightly rosier profile than one made with a London Dry. This is also what I found in a straight side-by-side comparison with Tanqueray London Dry Gin
. Right Gin is considerably sweeter, certainly not as dry and has a richer palate. Where Tanqueray has a dark botanical profile, Right has a bright one; Tanqueray has a strong finish that is extremely dry, while Right is slightly refreshing.
Given Right Gin's sweeter profile, semi-sweet drinks are a given. Classics like the Perfect Martini, Martinez and New Orleans Fizz become a new experience with Right and it also stands up to the newer and more complex Charmides, Eagle Cocktail and Ginspresso Martini.
Right Gin has a very fragrant and herbal nose marked considerably by juniper and accented with rose, orange and cardamom. The entry is very smooth and slightly spicy, leading to a silky palate with light juniper and herbaceous undertones. Right Gin finishes nicely, slightly warmer and has a spicy juniper and cardamom note that lingers.