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Whitley Neill Gin at the Negroni Experiment

An South African-inspired gin made with baobab fruit and Cape gooseberry to give it a more exotic feel than other gins.

70cl / 43%
The exceptional Whitley Neill Original Gin was created by Johnny Neill, a direct descendant of a long line of distillers.


Inspired by his family’s sense of adventure, Johnny strove to create his own signature blend of Gin: a tribute to his English distilling heritage, and an homage to the enigmatic beauty of his wife’s South African homeland, where he discovered exciting flavours and aromas that could be derived from the flower, seed, root or other parts of indigenous plants there. Johnny researched several native South African plants, eventually deciding on the Baobab Tree and Cape Gooseberries (Physalis) as the main botanicals. When distilled individually, both of these give the very unique citrus notes that are now an intrinsic part of Whitley Neill Gin. The result is The Original, Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin; a balanced, distinctive Gin that blends classic Gin botanicals, such as Juniper, Coriander Seed, Sweet Orange,  Angelica Root with exotic African botanicals such as Cape Gooseberry and Baobab to create a liquid with a flavour as unique as its heritage.

TASTE: Whitley Neill Original Gin is a citrus forward London dry style gin which compliments a Negroni cocktail perfectly. The flavour profile has rich notes of juniper and citrus, pot pourri and exotic spices. The sweet lemon peel, orange peel and physalis botanicals ensure that when combined with sweet vermouth by and a bitter aperitif liqueur, it creates a perfectly balanced drink. The orange garnish adds extra citrus notes to the cocktail aroma and the essential oils give a delicious freshness to the cocktail’s overall flavour.