UK premium gin brand Whitley Neill Gin is hitting Australian shores in September with its range of original and flavoured gins.

Johnny Neill is an eighth generation distiller and launched Whitley Neill Gin in 2005. The brand was acquired by Halewood Wine & Spirits in 2009 and has gone on to win awards for its Original Gin.

“There’s been a clear gin revival during the past few years and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down – there’s still room to play and grow as long as you’re being innovative, which makes this a very exciting time for us to launch,” said Halewood Australia marketing manager Kelly Couglan.

“What sets us apart from other gin brands in the market is unique insight from a long line of family distillers, our flavour Ginnovation, extensive range of flavours and a fresh viewpoint on gin drinking.”

Whitley Neill Gins are crafted from a number of botanicals such as cape gooseberries and boabab fruit, as well as traditional botanicals such as juniper, lemon and orange peel.

The Original Gin and flavoured gins – including, Rhubarb & Ginger, Blood Orange, Raspberry, Pink Grapefruit and Quince – will be available from select retailers and venues for RRP $59.99.

Packaging News

The July/August edition of PKN Packaging News is out now. Whether you read it online or in print, it's packed with the latest news and insight for the packaging industry.

New Zealand home compostable packaging supplier to the global ecommerce market, The Better Packaging Co, and SEKO Logistics are partnering to help significantly replace single-use plastics in global eCommerce fulfillment supply chains.

Procter & Gamble brands Gillette and Venus have joined forces with TerraCycle to launch a free, national recycling programme for all brands of razors and their packaging in Australia.