Summer is here which means long lazy days spent outdoors in the company of friends, and what better way to celebrate the silly season than with one of Whitley Neill’s vibrant gin varietals.
Birthed in London from the expertise of eight generations of distillers and a life-long love of adventure, inspired by Africa and the world, and locally distilled in small batches, the award-winning Whitley Neill gin range consists of seven unique variants of exceptional quality for every taste to enjoy in a classic G&T or experimental cocktail.
The Raspberry, Blackberry, Blood Orange, and Lemongrass & Ginger flavours draw inspiration from from Scotland, England, Sicily, and Asia while the Original London dry-style gin, Protea & Hibiscus, and Aloe & Cucumber gins are beautifully balanced, African-inspired tipples crafted using a selection of rare and aromatic local botanicals.
The Original – which received Double Gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Gold at the 2022 London Spirits Competition – is distilled using Cape gooseberries and the tart notes of baobab fruit to produce a soft, smooth gin popping with notes of juniper and citrus.
Inspired by the Karoo desert, the Aloe & Cucumber variant is a vibrant, yet complex gin distilled with fresh and earthy cucumber and aloe that is endemic to the Karoo.
Drawing from the beauty of Africa’s landscape, the distinctly purple Protea & Hibiscus gin fuses protea and hibiscus flowers into a smooth, floral gin that is produced and sold exclusively in South Africa. Impress your friends by whipping up this delicious cocktail:
Whitley Neill Protea & Hibiscus cocktail
50ml Whitley Neill Protea & Hibiscus gin
200ml purple tonic
2 lemon slices
Edible flowers (optional)
Add the gin to a glass with ice, top up with tonic and garnish with lemon slices and edible flowers.
Whitley Neill Gin is available at most leading liquor retailers and online at Takealot and Liquor Drop (www.liquordrop.co.za).
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