Eight generations of distilling history with JJ Whitley!
J.J Whitley London Dry Gin is the product of eight generations of distilling history and we love their whole range!
Everything started in 1762 when Thomas Greenall set up the first distillery. Since the 1800s, Constance the copper still has seen more botanicals and juniper berries than David Attenborough has seen in his lifetime of adventures.T
Johnny grew up in a family which lived and breathed Gin for as long as he can remember. His fascination for this juniper based spirit was spurred on by his Grandmother, the owner of Greenall’s at the time. She guided him in his journey to understand how different botanicals affect the taste of Gin and fostered his ambition to produce his own blend later in life. His Father was a Director of the Greenall’s distillery and brewery, so he had the opportunity to observe and learn the incredibly valuable traditional methods he used to produce Whitley Neill Gin.
Johnny’s J.J. Whitley Gin is named after his great Grand Father who was the Managing Director at Greenall’s. His life inspired Johnny to go back to the roots and produce a very English Gin using the botanicals you’d find in a vicarage garden. Johnny’s creativity and drive to add new, innovative flavours brought him to spice up the traditional smooth and crisp London Dry Gin adding Elderflower and Nettle to produce two peculiar concoctions. The J.J. Whitley range was launched in mid 2016 to satisfy the demand for good quality spirits that are great in a G&T but also work perfectly as a base to mix in a variety of cocktails.
London dry Gin
J.J Whitley London Dry Gin is the product of eight generations of distilling history. It’s a classic London Dry recipe, which uses a blend of eight botanicals, including orange peel, lemon peel, juniper, angelica seeds, coriander seed, liquorice, cassia bark and orris root.
Wonderful smoothness with clear notes of juniper, perfectly complemented by hints of citrus, spice and parma violets.
Tradition is at heart of J.J. Whitley production method. The already delicious classic London Dry Gin is modernised thanks the infusion of interesting flavours like Elderflower and Blood Orange!
J.J Whitley’s Bramble Gin takes its inspiration from quintessential English country hedgerows and the plump blackberries and raspberries you’ll find there. Take a sip, close your eyes and be transported to rolling hills and country lanes on a warm summers day.
J.J Whitley Bramble gin delivers a delicious burst of sweetened berries with subtle tart citrus flavours finishing with subtle mulled spice and pepper.
PINK CHERRY GIN
J.J Whitley Pink Cherry Gin bursts with flavour and joins the J.J Whitley family that is inspired by flavours from the British countryside. A beautifully versatile gin that makes for a delicious twist on a G&T or cocktail.
A sugary stone fruit and fresh orange almonds aroma with an initial sweetness leading into marzipan, sour cherry and juniper on the palate. The finish is smooth with cherry, almond and a little lingering spice.
J.J Whitley Plum Gin is a delightfully flavoursome gin. As plum is part of the rose family alongside cherries, apples and pears, it is no wonder that
J.J Whitley Plum can be enjoyed in a myriad of different serves.
A delicious fresh fruit nose with a hint of black pepper. On the palate, there is a sweet vanilla note followed with fruity plum and piney juniper.
The finish comprises elements of stone fruit, flowers and spicy, cracked pepper.
BLOOD ORANGE GIN
J.J Whitley Blood Orange Gin is delightfully vibrant & inspired by family expeditions abroad to Sicily, where they would roam the countryside and orange groves under the beating Mediterranean sun.
This gin has a hit of Mediterranean summer orange on the nose, with flavours of candied orange marmalade, infused with subtle earthy undertones of liquorice root and the warming spice of cassia bark. Finished with herbaceous piney juniper notes, complemented by summer citrus.
J.J Whitley Violet Gin is the product of eight generations of distilling history. Its recipe uses a blend of eight botanicals including juniper, angelica root, coriander and liquorice with a natural flavour burst of the quintessential English country garden flower, the violet.
A smooth and refined fragrance with a light delicate taste of violet rounded off with a subtle sweetness and soft scents of juniper.
J.J Whitley spent much of his childhood in old Georgian and Victorian vicarages, latterly in Daresbury – the birthplace of Lewis Carroll. These vicarages would have had expansive kitchen gardens and natural hedgerows in which the young J.J would have played. As he grew older, the English countryside became the natural source of key ingredients for tantalising recipes like this Elderflower Gin, made with real elderflower extract.
Candied sweetness, dominated by the unmistakable punch of elderﬂower with flicks of grassiness, orange blossom and honey.
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