|By Whisky Live Staff||15-09-2017|
Whitley Neill Gin is a traditional handcrafted dry gin of exceptional quality inspired by the vivid beauty and mystery of Africa and a never-ending drive for perfection. Distilled in small batches by Johnny Neill, a direct descendant of Thomas Greenall and the last in a long line of distillers, Whitley Neill brings together eight generations of gin crafting expertise and a life-long love of adventure. The result is an award-winning gin that skilfully blends and balances rare African botanicals and unusual aromatics to create an enigmatic experience to savour.
We are loving the diversity of gins and ahead of Summer, we are enjoying experimenting with all the gins available, one of which is Whitley Neill. It's softer than more traditional gins and very smooth with rich juniper and citrus, pot pourri and exotic spices. The finish is a long one with a subtle fade of herbs, cocoa and candied lemon peels, while the nose is citrusy, sweet and peppery with a distinctive floral aroma.
The Whitley Neill perfect serve is simple to whip up at home after a long, hot day: simply mix 50ml Whitley Neill Gin with a dash of bitters and top it with premium tonic water. We enjoy it served over ice in a rock glass and garnished with orange.
Whitley Neill Gin will be available for sampling at the upcoming Whisky & Spirits Live early in November and the team is looking forward to sharing the Whitley Neill Gin story with you as well as their new Cape inspired Protea & Hibiscus craft gin!
Visit www.whitleyneillgin.co.za for more on these African inspired craft gins.