Whitley Neill Gin
London Dry Gin
Whitley Neill // England
This London dry gin was launched in 2005 and is made with unusual African botanicals like the fruit of the baobab tree and cape gooseberries, plus undisclosed "traditional" botanicals. It's crafted in England by 8th generation distiller, Johnny Neill, who uses a 100-year old copper pot still for the small-batch production of this gin.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"Upon first smelling the gin, you get a mix of fruity/floral aromas. The gin has an undertone of spices with some anise, cardamom coming to mind. Juniper provides a nice piney note coming through mostly at the finish. A nice dry finish. Solid gin, not an everyday London Dry style, but not too odd that would make certain cocktails offputting. Well worth seeking out."