Whitley Neill Blood Orange Vodka is the first vodka expression from a distiller famed for their range of unique gins. Each of Whitley Neill's products draws on a different nation for its inspiration and in creating Blood Orange Vodka, they turned to the Italian island of Sicily.
Infused with the aromas of zesty Sicilian oranges and combined with earthy spices, this is a smooth and delicious vodka that can be served neat or provide a novel cocktail base. The recommended serve is a Sicilian Sunset, mixed with lime juice, orange juice, honey and orange zest.
Halewood Wines & Spirits has added a vodka infused with flavours of Sicilian-inspired blood orange to its Whitley Neill range.
Building on the success of the African-inspired Whitley Neill Gin, this new move into the vodka category aims to capture a quintessential Sicilian flavour with blood orange.
Whitley Neill Blood Orange Vodka produces a mixture of zesty Sicilian orange aromas combined with earthy spices to form a liquid that is smooth enough to be enjoyed neat, or as a base for cocktails.
With ABV of 43% in line with international markets, it has the recommended price in retail of £26 for a 70cl bottle.
The hero serve is the Sicilian Sunset, comprising orange and lime juices, honey and orange zest. See below for the recipe.
Tina Connolly, brand manager for Whitley Neill, said: “We’ve created a particularly smooth liquid for Whitley Neill Blood Orange Vodka, which taps into both the growing premium vodka category and current consumer trends for orange-flavoured spirits, allowing bartenders to craft a mixture of serves.
“The bright orange bottle will also create significant stand-out on shelf and attract new consumers to the premium vodka category.
“The Whitley Neill brand is all about the essence of discovery and using unique flavour combinations to deliver distinctive new tastes and experiences for consumers.”
Halewood Wines & Spirits has been investing heavily in new product development in spirits. Its vodka portfolio already includes JJ Whitley Potato Vodka and Rhubarb Vodka as well as the Red Square Vodka brand.