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Hendricks Small Batch Gin

Hendricks Small Batch Gin

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Hendrick's Small Batch Gin: A Delightfully Peculiar Tasting Experience

Hailing from Scotland's Ayrshire region, Hendrick's Small Batch Gin stands out for its unique character and flavour profile. This award-winning spirit is a favourite among gin connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Here at The General Wine Company, we're delighted to offer Hendrick's in its iconic apothecary-style bottle, ready to elevate your next cocktail creation or simply enjoyed neat.

Distilled in Distinction

Hendrick's dedication to small-batch production ensures the utmost quality and control throughout the distillation process. Lesley Gracie, the brand's Master Distiller, meticulously oversees each batch, crafted in copper pot stills named Carter Head and Bennett. This combination of traditional methods and exceptional craftsmanship is evident in the final product.

Aromatic Adventure

The first encounter with Hendrick's is an aromatic adventure. On the nose, juniper, the defining characteristic of gin, mingles with unexpected yet delightful notes. Delicate floral hints of rose petal emerge, followed by the unmistakable coolness of cucumber. A subtle whisper of citrus peel adds a touch of vibrancy, creating a truly captivating bouquet.

Beyond the Expected: A Sip of Surprise

The palate of Hendrick's Small Batch Gin is a revelation. Unlike traditional gins that can be heavy on juniper, Hendrick's offers a surprisingly smooth and balanced experience. The juniper presence is there, of course, but it plays a supportive role rather than dominating the flavour profile. Zesty citrus notes dance on the tongue, offering a refreshing counterpoint to the subtle sweetness that emerges mid-palate.

The true star of the show, however, is the unmistakable presence of cucumber. This unique botanical infusion adds a delightful coolness and unexpected earthiness, setting Hendrick's apart from other gins. The floral notes of rose petal, hinted at on the nose, reappear subtly on the palate, adding a touch of elegance and complexity.

The finish of Hendrick's is clean and lingering. The juniper and citrus notes gradually fade, leaving behind a refreshing coolness from the cucumber and a faint echo of rose. This balanced and lingering finish is a testament to the expert craftsmanship that goes into creating this exceptional gin.

Serving Suggestions to Delight

Hendrick's versatility shines through in a variety of cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Hendrick's & Tonic: This classic combination allows the gin's unique flavour profile to take centre stage. Simply fill a glass with ice, add 50ml of Hendrick's, top with premium tonic water, and garnish with a slice of cucumber. For an extra floral touch, add a rose petal.
  • The Cucumber Collins: A refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins, this cocktail highlights Hendrick's signature cucumber note. Muddle a few slices of cucumber in a shaker, add 50ml of Hendrick's, 25ml fresh lemon juice, 25ml simple syrup, and ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a cucumber slice and a sprig of mint.
  • The French 75: This sophisticated cocktail combines Hendrick's with champagne for a touch of luxury. Combine 50ml of Hendrick's, 25ml lemon juice, 12.5ml sugar syrup, and a few drops of champagne vinegar in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute. Top with chilled champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

Beyond the Cocktail: A Spirited Standalone

While Hendrick's excels in cocktails, it can also be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. For a truly unique experience, serve Hendrick's neat, chilled in the freezer for a short period before serving. This allows the intricate flavours to unfurl slowly, revealing the full depth and complexity of this remarkable gin.

In Conclusion: A Gin Like No Other

Hendrick's Small Batch Gin is a departure from the ordinary. Its unique combination of botanicals, including cucumber and rose petal, creates a flavour profile that is both unexpected and delightful. Whether enjoyed in a classic cocktail or savoured neat, Hendrick's promises a truly memorable drinking experience.

Order your bottle of Hendrick's Small Batch Gin from The General Wine Company today, and embark on your own aromatic adventure.


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