Whitley Neill Gin

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Original Whitley Neill Gin
Whitley Neill Lemongrass and Ginger Gin

Whitley Neill Gin is a London Dry gin.[1][2]


The brand was launched in 2005 and acquired by Halewood Wines & Spirits in 2009.[3]

Distillation and Products[edit]

The gin is distilled by Johnny Neill, a descendant of Thomas Greenall, in an antique copper pot still.[4]

The gin contains two African botanicals[4]Baobab Fruit and Cape Gooseberries as well as coriander seeds, sweet lemon, sweet orange, angelica root, cassia bark, florentine iris and juniper berries.[citation needed]

In 2021, the distillery moved to London and is now produced at a site named Halewood’s City of London Distillery.[5] The gin distillery was previously located just ouside Birmingham in the West Midlands.[5]

The gin sold in a distinctive matte black bottle with a stylised baobab tree on as its logo. It was redesigned in 2013.

In 2014, Whitley Neill has won a gold medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2014 & was referenced in The Telegraph Online as one of the five best gins to buy.[6]


  • Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014[7]
  • Gin Master, Super premium Category, The Drinks Business Gin Masters Competition 2013[8]
  • Gold Medal - Super Premium Category - International Spirits Challenge 2013[9]
  • International Wine & Spirit Trophy 2011: Gold Award Trophy. Best in Class.[10]
  • Gold in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011: Best in Class[11]
  • Gold in The Spirits Business Awards 2010: Premium Category[12]
  • Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009[13]
  • Gold in the International Review of Spirits by Beverage Testing Institute 2008[14]
  • 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[15]


  1. ^ Joel, Harrison (2019). The World Atlas of Gin. Octopus. ISBN 9781784726720.
  2. ^ Challis, Matthew; Rabbett, Abigail (10 November 2018). "A guide to the best gins of 2018 including Hendrick's and Bombay Sapphire". cambridgenews.
  3. ^ Davitt, Dermot (27 November 2018). "Interview: Whitley Neill gin takes UK market surge into travel retail". The Moodie Davitt Report. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b Solmonson, Leslie (2012). Gin. A Global History. Reaktion Books. p. 152. ISBN 9781861899361.
  5. ^ a b "Whitley Neill gin production heads to London". The Spirits Business. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  6. ^ Hyslop, Leah (11 June 2014). "World Gin Day: five of the best gins to buy". Telegraph.
  7. ^ "San Francisco World Spirits awards". The Gin Guild. 18 March 2014.
  8. ^ "The Gin Masters 2013 results".
  9. ^ "just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Gin, vodka, Tequila, liqueurs".
  10. ^ "Whitley Neill gin". Escapement Magazine. 25 June 2018.
  11. ^ "A spotlight on the IWSC award-winning spirits of 2011".
  12. ^ "Philip Day discusses Whitley Neill gin".
  13. ^ "Whitley Neill Gin". www.wpwines.com.
  14. ^ "Whitley Neill London Dry Gin | Leading Gin Labels | 10 Best Gin". www.alcoholaficionado.com.
  15. ^ "Whitley Neill | Mening over Whitley Neill". Drinks&Co Holland (in Dutch).

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