William Grant & Sons
Girvan, ScotlandWebsite Facebook Twitter
Awards & Recognition
- 2011 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- 2010 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition Award
- 2010 Silver Medal - International Wine and Spirit Competition
Where to Buy
THL: What is it?
Hendrick's Gin is a New Western style of gin that balances the essence of juniper with rose and cucumber.
THL: Why should you try it?
The delightfully curious Hendrick’s Gin was one of the first New World style gins, ironically distilled in Old World Scotland, to achieve such great success worldwide. The unusual gin is distilled with a variety of undisclosed flowers, roots, fruits and seeds before it is infused with Bulgarian rose and cucumber at their distillery in Scotland. Hendrick’s slogan, “It’s not for everyone,” certainly rings true, but they have an incredibly devout fan base of inquisitive tipplers who are just fine with that.
Ladies, you may want to wear it as perfume. Hendrick's Gin is delightfully floral with fresh cooling flavors, likely due to the cucumber infusion.
THL: Who makes it?
Hendrick’s Gin is distilled in the seaside village of Girvan, Scotland by William Grant & Sons. Hendrick’s uses two different stills, one Carter-Head still from 1860 and one small pot still from 1948 to make their curious gin. William Grant & Sons distills leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and Grant’s. They have also added Irish whiskey Tullamore Dew to their family.
THL: How should you drink it?
The mixologists at Hendrick’s suggest enhancing the cucumber infusions in this gin with a simple twist on the classic martini.
2-1/2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1/2 part Dry Vermouth
Stir Hendrick's Gin and vermouth in a mixing glass with ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Finish with a cucumber garnish.