In 1999 William Grant & Sons decided to embark on a new venture and create a new Scottish Gin. With the help of their Malt Master David Stewart and Lesley Gracie, they developed a unique and innovative recipe that was inspired by the humble cucumber sandwich and floral accents of the traditional country garden. After 21 distillations and various tweaks, Lesley was happy with the new creation – Hendrick’s Gin.
2018 saw the team at Hendrick’s officially unveil their brand new, bespoke Hendrick’s Gin Palace, housed at the Girvan site where Lesley, now Master Distiller, and her team still oversee the distillation.
Still produced in 500 litre batches, Hendrick’s Gin is the marriage of two different spirits from two rare and unusual stills. By combining the two spirits and with the infusion of rose and cucumber, the result is an extraordinarily smooth gin that has the required character and balance of subtle flavours.
Key Botanical(s): Bulgarian Rosa Damascena, Cucumber
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 41.4% vol
Goes great with: Cucumber, tonic and ice.
Location: Hendrick's Gin Palace, South Ayrshire, Scotland