Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Trollied Tuesday I: Whitley Neill

It's not quite a stout watcher of the skies when some new planet swims into ken moment, but the discovery of a new gin always adds joy to the world.

In this case it is Whitley Neill. Ignore the slightly irritating sales pitch on their website about it being a London gin inspired by Africa (marketing people should be locked in a cage and pelted with empties). In fairness it does use a couple of African botanicals, but you don't taste the stuff and think, 'ah yes, Africa'.

What you do taste is a splendid dry gin, with plenty of body which perks you up in an instant. It's pretty good with tonic water, and will doubtless make a superbly refreshing and invigorating martini. Plus, it'll be just the thing for my home-made Pimm's. It's 42% strength, so you get just the right sort of kick. I bet it would be just the thing for a party in the Happy Valley back in the day.

And another African connection is that 5% of the profits go to Tree Aid. Show you care and buy some.



Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Speaking of Happy Valley, this looks fun.


12:04 pm  
Blogger bill said...

Indeed it does Puss.

I wonder if there is a cocktail called White Mischief? If not, there certainly ought to be.

12:23 pm  

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