Hendrick’s Gin is a bona fide classic. Credited by many as being one of the new wave that sparked gin’s phenomenal recent resurgence. Since its launch in 1999, the cucumber and Bulgarian rose-infused elixir has received countless medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was described by the Wall Street Journal as the “Best Gin in the World”.
This gin is handcrafted in the batches of 500 litres in the equally minuscule Scottish coastal town of Girvan by just five people and Master Distiller Lesley Gracie. They use eleven botanicals and two stills: an ancient Bennett Still that steeps the botanicals to create an intense and robust spirit, and a rare Carter-Head Still that steams the botanicals to create a lighter more fragrant spirit. These two are then mixed together and infused with cucumber and rose to create Hendrick’s. Try it in a gin and tonic with a slice of cucumber, a Martini scattered with rose petals, or any manner of gin-based cocktails.