Whitley Neill have launched two new limited edition summer gins with flavours that are in keeping with the latest flavour trends in the flavoured gin category – strawberry and citrus.
The exciting new expressions include a fruity Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin and a citrussy Brazilian Lime Gin. We were lucky enough to get some sent to us on the day of release, and we were not disappointed.
First up is Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin.
Recommended Garnish: Sliced strawberries and fresh basil
Notable Botanicals: Strawberry, black peppercorns, juniper, cassia bark, coriander
Taking inspiration from a time when Johnny Neill and his family grew strawberries at their home in Devon, England, this gin is full of sweet strawberry goodness balanced with a hint of black peppercorns – a truly wonderful combination.
Whitley Neill Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin Tasting Notes
Nose: Bold, fruity scent of sumptuous Devon strawberries, with a subtle note of black peppercorns.
Palate: Leading notes of strawberry jam, balanced with earthy notes of juniper berries and cassia bark.
Finish: Delicious strawberry with prominent peppery notes – a taste of British summertime.
STRAWBERRY & BASIL GIN SMASH
• 50 ml Whitley Neill Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
• 25 ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
• 10 ml Sugar Syrup
• 4 Basil Leaves
• 2 Chopped Strawberries
• Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
• Strain into a rocks glass over ice
• Garnish with basil leaf and half strawberry rolled in black pepper
Next up is Brazilian Lime Gin.
Recommended Garnish: Wedge of lime and a sprig of mint
Notable Botanicals: Lime, juniper, cassia bark, angelica root, licorice root
Inspired by Johnny Neill’s travels across South America in the ‘90’s, this vibrant gin is bursting with zesty notes of freshly peeled limes and is said to “transport you to distant shores with the citrussy flavour of sun-drenched aromatic Brazilian limes.”
Whitley Neill Brazilian Lime Gin Tasting Notes
Nose: Zesty Brazilian limes, with an undertone of piney juniper berries
Palate: Bold, leading notes of lime, balanced with hints of angelica root and earthy cassia bark
Finish: Sun kissed lime peel, accompanied by sweet, woody notes of licorice root
• 50 ml Whitley Neill Brazilian Lime Gin
• 25 ml Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
• 20 ml Sugar Syrup
• Add all ingredients into a shaker
• Peel of 2 limes – oils squeezed and dropped into shaker
• Add 2-3 mint leaves into shaker
• Shake with ice
• Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lime wheel on the rim and clapped mint leaf
Both of these limited edition gins are perfect summer tipples, and can be enjoyed simply with a premium tonic and ice or as a base in cocktails. They will only be available for as long as stocks last, so it’s advised to get a hold of them before they go!