Hendrick’s is an iconoclastically produced small batch gin distilled in Ayrshire, Scotland. The unusual distillation process combined with the oddly delicious set of infusions yields a one-of-a-kind gin that is passionately loved by a tiny yet growing handful of individuals all over the world.No other gin is made like it.
The delightful infusions of cucumber and Bulgarian Rose are one of the main features that set the taste of Hendrick’s apart from other gins. The Bulgarian Rose is extracted by gently pressing essential oils from the petals. The coup de grace – Cucumber, the essence of which is obtained by mashing then mixing the pulp with cold water.
Hendrick’s Gin is a brand of gin produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Scotland, and launched in 1999. In addition to the traditional juniper infusion, Hendrick’s uses Bulgarian rose and cucumber to add flavour. Hendrick’s gin is bottled in a dark blue apothecary-style bottle. Hendrick’s uses a blend of spirits produced from a Carter-Head Still (constructed in 1948), of which there are only a small number in the world, and a small pot still, originally built in 1860 by Bennett, Sons & Shears. Both have been restored to working order after being bought at auction in the 1960s by current William Grant Life President, Charles Gordon. The two stills produce strikingly different styles of gin due to their different construction and methods of distillation. The final Hendrick’s gin is a blend of these two spirits with an addition of Cucumber essence and Rose petal essence.Hendrick’s distils in miniscule batches of 450 litres, which gives our master distiller even greater control of her careful artistry.