Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hendrick's Gin

If you are like me whiskies and other brown spirits are little to heavy for me during the summer months. That is why when the temperatures are up I turn to Gin and Hendrick's is probably the most complex and unique Gin I have ever had, however it is not for everyone. In fact, the pamphlet that comes with the bottle boasts that it is "Preferred by 1 out of 1000 Gin drinkers". Hendrick's is distilled in small batches in Ayrshire, Scotland using a rare distillation process using a Carter-Head Still that was built in the 19th century, was full restored by their full time coppersmith and there are only 3 others like it in the world. The botanicals are infused as the Gin is distilled first with the essential oils pressed from the petals of Bulgarian Rose. Next comes the coup de grace, or mashed cucumber that is mixed with cold water. This is what gives Hendrick's its unique flavors and makes it a whiskey lover's Gin.

Rating: 9.3 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. This is about the only Gin I will drink. If you are typically a whiskey drinker but want something a little lighter for the summer time this Gin is for you.