JJ Whitley Nettle GinPrint
As a child, J.J. Whitley spent much of his time in the English countryside with his family, searching the hedgerows for exciting new flavours to use in their locally-produced spirits. In early spring, long before the fruits of summer began to appear, nettles would already be growing in abundance. Once cooked to remove the ‘sting’ they produce a delicious, irrefutably ‘green’ flavour, which is what gives J.J. Whitley Nettle Gin its distinctive, zingy taste.
Heavy herbaceous aromas open out into a fresh, light, zingy kick, bound together with a gentle sweetness. As the freshness of nettle disperses, the palate is left with an unmistakeable and somewhat nostalgic finish of a classic gin.
SIGNATURE SERVE: Hatton Garden Iced Tea
Ingredients: 50ml J.J. Whitley Nettle Gin, 50ml freshly brewed green tea, 25ml fresh lemon juice, 15ml sugar/gomme, splash of soda.
Method: Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with cubed ice and top with soda. Stir and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lemon wedge.