Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin

This may be the Marmite of the gin world.

Whitley Neill is a brand with heritage; the founder’s family have been distilling gin for eight generations since 1762. While the original Whitley Neill Gin is inspired by the exotic flavours of Africa, their Rhubarb & Ginger Gin variation takes inspiration from closer to home.

From researching online and from reviews closer to home, it would seem people either really like this gin or they find it too sweet and/or artificial tasting. If you like a classic gin then this probably won’t be for you. If you like sweet gins and fruity liquors then you’ll probably love it.

img_8373

Details: They say – A handcrafted gin inspired by the English country garden. The rhubarb adds a tart crisp edge to the smooth gin base, whilst the warming ginger extract contrasts and complements. 43% abv.

Bottle: Bright purple glass! Stout and rounded, like everyone’s favourite bear.

Serve: Premium tonic with a rosemary garnish, or ginger beer with a twist of lime.

Nose: Very sweet and fruity, artificially so.

Tasting notes: I find this to taste very artificial, more like a liquor than a gin. Both the rhubarb and ginger are evident but in sweet-like versions of themselves.

Drink, buy or bin? I’d like to try it with ginger beer to see if that combats the sweetness, but based just on the G&T I sampled it in I would say bin.

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger can be found online and in some supermarkets (I found mine in Morrisons) for around £25 for 70cl.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s