Three gins dad will love this Father’s Day

A premium, handcrafted Great British gin in a stylish bottle will make a fantastic gift for dad to unwrap this Father’s Day Sunday 17 June 2018

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin, City of London Distillery Authentic Dry Gin and Marylebone Gin are three such gins that dad will love; poured into a classic G&T or mixed in a cocktail, they’re bound to put a smile on his face on his special day.

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin

Whitley Neill handcrafted dry gin was created by Johnny Neill, eighth generation in a family of distillers, after his visits to South Africa where he met his wife. This award-winning gin features premium South African botanicals, including Cape gooseberry and the much in demand super-fruit, baobab, which is derived from South Africa’s native baobab tree, fondly dubbed ‘The Tree of Life’. Baobab boasts six times more vitamin C than an orange and African natives steep it in water to make baobab lemonade – a similar principle has been adopted to make Whitley Neill Gin.

Available from most major supermarkets and other retailers UK-wide, 70cl (from £26).

City of London Authentic Dry Gin

The City has a rich gin history, but when the Gin Craze ended there wasn’t a single gin distillery in London for nearly 200 years – until the City of London Distillery opened in 2012. It handcrafts award-winning super premium gins including the clean and characterful City of London Authentic Dry Gin, a classic London dry gin distilled with fresh orange, lemon and pink grapefruit, in addition to the finest juniper berries, liquorice and angelica root, which gives the gin its distinctive zesty notes.

Available from Waitrose, 70cl (£30).

Marylebone Gin

Distilled in a tiny copper pot, Marylebone is the super-premium gin from The Pleasure Gardens Distilling Company. Using 13 floral botanicals, including chamomile, grapefruit and lime flower, which were associated with one of London’s fashionable 18th Century pleasure gardens, Marylebone Gin boasts an unrivalled balance and complexity.

Available from Amazon, £46.50.

Adam Georgiou, Marketing Manager at Halewood Wines & Spirits said: “Gin is generally thought of as the quintessential gentlemen’s drink and when you buy premium brands like Whitley Neill, City of London Distillery or Marylebone Gin they not only taste great but come in stylish bottles that are a delight to unwrap and look great on the shelf at home.”