Get to know the Whitley Neill Range of Gins

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Whitley Neill boasts a range of premium handcrafted gins of exceptional quality, inspired by the vivid beauty and mystery of Africa and a never-ending drive for perfection.

Generations of Gin Crafting Expertise

Whitley Neill – which is currently the No. 1 selling premium gin(s) in the United Kingdom – are all distilled in small batches by Halewood Wines & Spirits. Whitley Neill brings together eight generations of gin crafting expertise which results in inimitable, award-winning gins that skilfully blends and balances rare African botanicals and unusual aromatics, all to create an enigmatic craft gin experience to savour.

Protea and Hibiscus Gin

This particular variant was recently awarded Gold at the SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards and Silver at the Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show 2019. Whitley Neil’s ever-popular Protea and Hibiscus gin is exclusive to South Africa. The flavours of the variant combine to bring distinctive floral notes to create a smooth gin with a unique and remarkable taste that reflects the majestic beauty of the two flowers.

Small Batch Gin

Their original or Small Batch variant is slightly softer than more traditional London Dry gins and very smooth with rich juniper, citrus, potpourri and notes of an array of exotic spices. It has a long finish with a subtle fade of herbs, cocoa and candied lemon peels whilst the nose is both citrusy sweet and peppery with distinctive floral undertones.

Aloe and Cucumber Gin

Whitley Neil’s Aloe and Cucumber Gin is also an African inspired handcrafted infusion of cooling, slightly sweet cucumber and subtle hints of Karoo aloe which enhances the other botanicals that are crafted into this Whitley Neill variant. This aloe and cucumber infusion – in addition to several other uniquely African botanicals – makes it a smooth, light, fragrant and well-balanced gin.

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raspberry flavoured gin

Raspberry Flavoured Gin

Finally, Whitley Neill’s Raspberry Flavoured Gin boasts bright flavours from Scottish raspberries that are balanced with distinctive juniper notes. A delicate sweetness rounds this deliciously vibrant gin.

The Whitley Neill Gin range is currently available at all of the leading liquor store chains countrywide.

Whitley Neill Gin Cocktails

Whitley Neill’s choice of gin variants make incredibly refreshing and colourful cocktails. With holidays fast approaching, a gin cocktail by the pool is going to be the drink of choice while lounging around the pool.

Whitley Neill Gin Summer Breeze

Prep Time: 7 min


  • 50ml Whitley Neill Aloe & Cucumber
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 15ml agave syrup or honey
  • 20ml aloe vera juice
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • sparkling water to top off


Muddle the basil leaves and cucumber slices with agave syrup in a cocktail shaker, add the gin, aloe vera juice and shaker until the drink is chilled. Double strain the drink into a cocktail glass over cubed ice, then top off with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with a cucumber slice and long, thin slice of aloe vera.

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Whitley Neill Gin Summer Breeze cocktail

Whitley Neill Raspberry French 75

Prep Time: 5 min


  • 2 shots Whitley Neil Raspberry Flavoured FGn
  • 1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 shot raspberry syrup
  • 2 Raspberries (for garnish)
  • 1 egg white (optional)


Add egg white into a cocktail shaker and dry shake (shake without ice) vigorously for half a minute (optional). Add raspberry syrup, Whitley Neill Raspberry Flavoured Gin, lemon juice and ice into the shaker and shake until the cocktail shaker is frosty on the outside. Strain your drink into a rock glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry and lemon twist.

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Whitley Neill Raspberry French 75 gin cocktail

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