Hendricks Gin

Hendricks Gin

Hendricks Gin is produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland. It was launched in 1999 and has recently become extremely successful.

It uses the traditional juniper infusion but also uses two other botanicals – Bulgarian rose, Cucumber and Elderflower. The bottle is designed in a dark brown apothecary style. (apothecary is a term for medical professionals or chemists who dispensed medical materials to doctors and surgeons in Victorian Britain).

One thing that is unique to Hendricks is that they use a blend of spirits from a Carter-head still and a copper-pot still, which was built in 1860.

The Carter-head still produces a lighter more floral spirit (like Bombay Sapphire) by passing the vapours through a basket containing the botanicals. The Bennett (Pot) still produces a more oily, juniper heavy spirit more typical of gin in the Victorian era. (Hence the apothecary style bottle)

The Wall Street Journal said that Hendricks was the best gin in the world in 2003. The SFWSC awarded the gin two double gold, two gold and three silver medals between 2005 and 2012 and the spirit has reached a score of 95/100 from the BTI.

Botanicals:
Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Cubeb, Grains of Paradise, Caraway Seeds, Elderflower, Yarrow, Chamomile, Bulgarian Rose & Cucumber.