Halewood launches first UK quince gin

Halewood has revealed its latest addition to the Whitley Neill family – a handcrafted Quince Gin.

The gin, which uses real quince fruit juice, is the first of its kind in the UK, according to Halewood. It is described as having complex flavours and aromas, and a liquid with a smooth, sweet flavour.

The newcomer is inspired by the Neill family history and their travels through Persia in the 1900s, harnessing a desire to use new exotic ingredients discovered from around the world.

The 43% abv Whitley Neill Quince is available now in a 70cl format, priced at £26. A 5cl and 20cl bottle will be launched in the coming months.

A Halewood spokesperson said: “Whitley Neill Gin’s popularity, both in the UK and abroad, has stemmed from its unique flavour combinations and botanicals, including the use of the baobab fruit.

“We wanted to develop a liquid which offers consumers something completely different, and this is the first UK gin which uses real quince fruit juice alongside a range of other ingredients to create a particularly smooth, sweet gin.

“Whitley Neill Quince Gin also benefits from the continuing growth of premium gins, while providing bartenders a genuine point-of-difference in their offering to consumers.

“We are thrilled to launch the first ever quince gin in the UK market and look forward to our customers enjoying it.”

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