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DRINK OF THE WEEK
20th August 2018
Whitely Neil Dry Gin
Widely available around £26
Drinker Rating 92
The last Bank Holiday until Christmas. It's a long old schlep from now to December so how best to make the most of the August Bank Hol? Well getting yourself started off early with a G&T is my advice.
The problem with gin right now is there are far too many of them, they're all turned up to eleven on the aromatics and the quality is variable.
I like a good strong gin, big on juniper but with some flavour components to keep me interested and not dominate - I like Schweppes tonic, it tends to complement not fight with the gin and I like lemon and not lime - OLD SKOOL!
Whitely Neil has been around long enough for us to trust it and it ticks all my boxes, good on the juniper and a lovely floral note - apparently that's the Baobab fruit. The only gripe I have with it is that the opaque bottle prevents you from seeing how much is left!
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