Tippler's Time: JJ Whitley
All of JJ Whitley's gin is handcrafted and produced in small batches to capture unusual and interesting flavours in every bottle.
As a family, the Whitleys were dedicated to cultivating their gardens and searching the hedgerows for thrilling new flavours indigenous to the countryside.
The Whitley and Neill families have been involved in the creation of fine spirits since 1762, using the very best ingredients from around the world with eight generations of the family heavily involved in the distilling.
All of their gin and vodka is handcrafted and produced in small batches to capture unusual and interesting flavours in every bottle.
J.J. Whitley spent much of his childhood in old Georgian and Victorian vicarages, which 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 obvious natural source, inspired by his childhood days.
Combining all of their products to perfection in homage to Professor Mendeleev, the father of chemistry who recommended that alcohol and water molecules combine perfectly at 38.6% abv, J.J, Whitley have the perfect balance of flavour and alcohol, making it perfect for mixing.
In this month’s Tipple Box you can try JJ Whitley's perfectly blended Elderflower Gin, made with real elderflower extract. Its candied sweetness is dominated by the unmistakable punch of elderﬂower with ﬂicks of grassiness, orange blossom and honey.
Fancy trying an extra tipple this month?
You're in luck! JJ Whitley has shared its signature serve - The Daresbury Garden Party.
- 35ml JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin
- 90ml Dry Sparkling Wine
- Lemon Zest
Method: Fill a flute with gin and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest and enjoy!
Join our Cocktail Club in November to enjoy two delicious cocktails with JJ Whitley's Elderflower Gin!