Whitley Neill Gin, a premium gin from the U.K., is setting its sights on the U.S. market.
Launched in 2005, Whitley Neill has deep roots in the U.K. Johnny Neill, founder of the brand, is an eighth-generation distiller, bringing more than 250 years of family heritage with him to this brand. Neill loves experimenting with new, unique takes on the brand’s calling card, the company reports. Made in a single, small-format, 100-year-old, copper-pot still, Whitley Neill blends the beautiful tradition of gin making with forward-thinking and innovation. And, it shows in its liquid.
Whitley Neill Original Dry Gin: The flagship sipper is a London Dry gin, although not as you may know them. It uses nine botanicals, including juniper, orange peel, coriander, lemon peel, Orris root, cassia bark, and Angelica root. Inspired by a sense of adventure, Whitley Neill Original Dry Gin also includes exotic African botanicals, cape gooseberry, and baobab, making this a one-of-a-kind spirit that shouldn’t be ignored, the company reports. Enjoyed sipped with ice or included in a cocktail, like a Gin and Tonic, Negroni, or Spritz, the Original Dry Gin is softer and smoother than most traditional gins.
Whitley Neill Connoisseur’s Cut London Dry Gin: Not to be outdone, Whitley Neill is also bringing its Connoisseur’s Cut London Dry Gin to the U.S. market. While it pays homage to the humble beginnings of the Neill family, it has upped the ante on gin. Created with traditional botanicals like juniper and coriander, this gin is zesty in the best way, the company reports. Layered throughout with citrus flavors like orange, lemon and grapefruit peel, every sip is fresh and fun. It is bottled at a 47% ABV, making for a sip that’s as strong as it is special. While a Classic Dry Martini may be one of the ways to experience the way this gin shines in a class, mixers can feel free to get a little more creative, too.