Though Hendrick"„¢s Gin was first released by William Grant & Sons in 1999, the history of the two stills that make it a delightfully distinctive drink stretches back much further indeed. Hendrick"„¢s is made using a marriage of spirits from a Carter-Head Still (made in 1948) and a small pot still crafted by Bennet, Sons & Shears in 1860 - both were bought by Charles Gordon, great grandson of William Grant, in the 1960s.
Hendrick"„¢s Gin itself was created by Grant"„¢s Malt Master David Stewart and Hendrick"„¢s Gin Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, using the spirit from both stills and an intriguing selection. To this, they also infuse Bulgarian rose and cucumber - as such, you"„¢ll likely see a Hendrick"„¢s Gin & Tonic served with a slice of cucumber rather than some sort of citrus fruit.
Juniper, angelica root, coriander seeds, orris root, chamomile, caraway seed, elderflower, meadow sweet, lemon peel, orange peel. Rose & cucumber essence added post distillation.
Big, creamy aromas right off the bat, with a little zesty citrus, juniper, rose petal jelly and cucumber. Astoundingly fresh notes of cucumber with juniper, oak, a touch more citrus and vanilla. Creamy and savoury. A long, refreshing, floral finish.
Premium/Elderflower tonic garnished with sliced cucumber.