The inspiration for Whitley Neill Sloe Gin comes from the English Countryside. Johnny Neill has produced a Sloe Gin that's inspired not only by nature, but also by his mum and her methods. When growing up, Johnny fondly remembers foraging for Sloes during September and October, at their farm in Devon. The Sloe's were steeped for a little longer, and adding less sugar than most, giving a deeper and more rounded flavour. This family method has continued to be followed, with the sloe berries being steeped for six months, to extract as much depth of flavour as possible.
A typical sloe gin, purple-like in colour, with a fortified wine finish. On the nose you get bright, ripened autumn Blackthorn berries combined with sweetened orange peel aromas. On the palate, you get the chewy red berry fruitiness of stone fruit, plum and ripened black cherries with hints of cassia bark. A fresh, yet silky mouthfeel, that delivers a bold, ripened, cherry and clove like spices from the addition of coriander, cassia and juniper berries.