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JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin

JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin

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JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin: A Blossoming Botanical Delight

Aromatic Adventure Awaits

Crafted with the essence of the English countryside, JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin offers a captivating exploration of floral and citrus notes. This gin takes inspiration from the fragrant elderflower blooms that grace English hedgerows and gardens, promising a delightfully refreshing tipple.

A Legacy Steeped in Tradition

The JJ Whitley brand draws upon a rich heritage, with its namesake, Joseph James Whitley, drawing inspiration from the bountiful English landscape.  His childhood experiences exploring the sprawling gardens and hedgerows surrounding Victorian vicarages inform the botanical choices within this elderflower gin.

Unveiling the Essence: A Tasting Journey

On the Eye: JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin boasts a crystal-clear appearance, inviting you to delve into its aromatic depths.

The Nose: As you approach the glass, a wave of elderflower immediately takes centre stage. This is not a fleeting note, but a prominent and delightful perfume, reminiscent of springtime meadows. Hints of citrus peel, particularly lemon and orange, add a touch of vibrancy, while subtle whispers of juniper berries provide a grounding touch, ensuring the gin retains its classic character.

The Palate: The initial sip delivers a burst of sweetness, dominated by the unmistakable taste of elderflower. This sweetness is balanced beautifully by a refreshing wave of citrus, with zesty lemon and tangy orange dancing across the tongue. Delicate hints of grassiness peek through, adding a touch of complexity, while the underlying juniper provides a subtle peppery warmth. The overall mouthfeel is smooth and luxurious, leaving a lingering touch of floral sweetness on the finish.

Botanical Symphony

The delightful character of JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin is achieved through a harmonious blend of botanicals.  Juniper berries, the cornerstone of any gin, lay the foundation, while coriander seeds add a touch of spice. Cassia bark introduces a hint of cinnamon warmth, perfectly complementing the elderflower's sweetness.  Citrus peels, most likely lemon and orange, contribute to the vibrant zestiness, while other botanicals like liquorice root, angelica root, and orris root provide subtle whispers of complexity in the background.

Serving Suggestions: A Canvas for Creativity

JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin's versatility shines through in a variety of serving options. Enjoy it in a classic Gin & Tonic for a refreshing and floral twist.  Simply combine 50ml of JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin with high-quality tonic water, garnish with a slice of lemon or cucumber, and a sprig of fresh mint for an extra touch of summer.

Elderflower Fizz: For a delightful twist on a classic cocktail, try the Elderflower Fizz. Combine 50ml of JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin, 20ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 15ml of sugar syrup, and a splash of soda water in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled flute glass topped with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of elderflower for an elegant presentation.

The Perfect Summer Sipper: On a warm summer's evening, explore the gin's refreshing nature with a simple serve. Fill a highball glass with ice, add 50ml of JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin, top with a generous splash of soda water, and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of fresh elderflower.

Beyond the Glass: Culinary Applications

JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin's floral notes can also elevate culinary creations.  Splash a touch into a vinaigrette dressing for a summer salad, or use it to deglaze a pan when creating a creamy elderflower sauce for chicken or fish.

A Final Sip: A Blossoming Delight

JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin is a captivating exploration of floral and citrus notes.  This gin beautifully captures the essence of the English countryside, offering a refreshing and versatile spirit for all seasons.  Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a delightful cocktail, JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin promises a truly blossoming experience.

 

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Paul Brain
Elderflower Wine - Delivery and product.

A Good service was provided but its too early to respond to taste as bottle wont be open till June 3