Hendrick's Lunar 70cl 43.4°
Hendrick's Lunar is the new floral edition of the Scottish Distillery.
Hendrick's Lunar is a particularly unusual gin thanks to the combination of warm notes of spices, cardamom, black pepper, and the delicately floral notes typical of Hendrick's.
Hendrick’s Lunar is balanced with a generous floral scent and a hint of citrus. In the mouth we find a complex combination of both spicy and warm as well as floral notes.
In 1966, Charles Gordon, great-grandson of William Grant, the famous founder of Grant’s whisky, fancied buying two stills at auction. It took him 33 years to know what to do with these rarities from the nineteenth century, the Carter-Head and the Bennet.
In 1988, he met Lesley Gracie, passionate about botany, and took her on his eccentric quest. His wish was to create an elixir with his two old stills. Various distillates were created but none of them matched up the expectations of Mr. Gordon and Ms. Gracie. They did not give up.
Eventually, in 1999, they developed a kind of “special delight" by simultaneously running the two stills with an original harmony of aromatic plants to which they added infusions of cucumber and rose. Against all expectations, they managed to create the strange perfection that became Hendricks gin.