Wine Enthusiast 96 points - Too expensive for gin, you say? Remember, we're talking "ultimate", and this, unquestionably, is the pinnacle of gin. It is intensely flavored & herbal, but smooth & elegant, even though it's 110 proof. Old Raj is so well put together that the high alcohol level is never an issue, mixed or neat. Score: 96. (Jan 2000)
Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower. In addition to a slightly spicy flavour, this also imparts a pale yellow colour to Old Raj. The addition of saffron is undertaken personally by the Company Chairman in order to ensure a consistency in flavour and colour each time Old Raj is bottled.