Whitley Neill Gin
Whitley Neill Gin is an upmarket brand of gin distributed by Whitley Neill Limited, launched in 2005. It is produced in small batches in an antique copper pot still, and contains two African botanicals — baobab fruit and Cape gooseberries. Of its taste, the Liquor Snob in June 2004 said: "Exotic is the word of the day. Citrus came to play first, followed by a fresh, subtle, complex finish." In its 2008 Hot List, The Daily Mail wrote: "Not only does it taste delicious, made from the citrusy fruit pulp of the baobab tree and cape gooseberries, but 5 per cent of profits are donated to Tree Aid, a charity that helps some of the poorest families in Africa by planting trees."
The gin, distilled near Birmingham, England, is sold in a squat bottle with a stylized baobob tree on its label. Its claim: "inspired by Africa, made in England."
- Double Gold medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007
- Gold Medal, "Best in Class" International Wine & Spirits Competition 2007
- 91 points, Gold Medal - rated "Exceptional" BTI Chicago 2007
- "Whitley Neill Gin Review", Liquor Snob website, June 2007, http://www.liquorsnob.com/archives/2007/06/whitley_neill_gin_review.php
- "2007 Results", San Francisco World Spirits Competition website, http://www.sfspiritscomp.com/pdfs/medals_07.pdf
- "Campaign: Whitley Neill Gin makes an upmarket splash - Consumer.(Westbury Communications)". PR Week (UK) (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd.). March 10, 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- "The Gin Agenda", The Tasting Panel, January 2009, http://www.tastingpanelmag.com/Publication/TP/2009/January-2009/The-Gin-Agenda.aspx
- Simon Difford, "Spirited Reviews", Class Magazine, http://www.diffordsguide.com/class-magazine/read-online/en/2012-01-03/page-1/spirited-reviews
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