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Right Gin

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Right Gin

Right Gin

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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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • None

Description

  • 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.

Tasting Notes:
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.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Yum!, Member andi_andersen

I love this gin! I'm usually not a big gin fan because I don't like the pine needle taste that you get no matter what you serve it with. This gin doesn't have that taste. Instead of that, Right has a lot of citrus notes. It mixes well with any sort of citrus (I've tried with lemonade, grapefruit juice, orange juice, apple juice - they're all greaT) for a cocktail that is sweet, but keeps a nice tartness. It also has a peppery flavor if you drink it straight, so I bet it would be excellent in a bloody mary...Sunday morning, here I come! Definitely recommend Right!

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