Launched in 1999, Hendrick’s is a Scottish gin, distilled at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan Distillery in south-west Scotland. It’s difference to other gins is not only the use of rose petals and cucumber but in fact for blending two separate spirits from two different stills. The combination of the Bennett and Carter-Head stills is what creates the smooth gin we are reviewing today.
Distilled in batches of only 500 litres to allow greater control of quality. Hendrick’s is well known for its use of cucumber as not only an ingredient, but as their preferred garnish. The tasting notes hit you with the crispness of cucumber followed by a hint of citrus and floral from the rose. I personally am a fan of garnishing a Hendrick’s G&T with cucumber, however if you’re looking for an alternative then an orange slice is the best choice.
Having been around since 1999 this is a well known gin. At the time of launch it was seen as a game changer for it’s unique methods and tastes, today however it is among many craft gins looking to change the landscape. Hendrick’s have stuck to their unique methods and in doing so are a staple brand for your gin shelf.
Not only am I a fan of their unique marketing designs and branding, but a cucumber gin is also very refreshing during these British summer heatwaves. If you’ve yet to try a Hendrick’s out yourself then you can find a bottle right here.