Hendrick’s Gin introduce limited release of Midsummer Solstice
Hendrick’s Gin has announced the release of Midsummer Solstice, a small batch, limited-edition gin by the woman who first created Hendrick’s — Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie. The unconventional release features a careful arrangement of floral essences chosen to enhance and accentuate the existing elements of the Hendrick’s original house style, including the gin’s signature essences of rose and cucumber.
Midsummer Solstice marks the first gin released fromLesley’s“Cabinet of Curiosities” within the newly unveiled Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Girvan, Scotland. Midsummer Solstice was inspired by the actual Summer Solstice, at which time the Earth is tilted maximally toward the sun, impelling all the flora of the hemisphere to attain its peak aromatic prowess.
Indeed, a sniff and a sip ofMidsummer Solstice delivers the fragrant delight of a midsummer day. The aromatic notes of the gin include zesty juniper along with hidden undertones of orange blossom and exotic ripeness. This bright take on the rounded Hendrick’s house style complements the gin’s floral character for a liquid that's splendid in all manner of spring and summer cocktails, from a seasonal Midsummer Spritz with elderflower liqueur, soda,lemon, and a cucumber garnish, to a midsummer Mimosaora Salty Dog, bursting with floral and grapefruit flavors.
The signature Hendrick’s apothecary style bottle remains with the new Midsummer expression but has received a purple-hued makeover, from the glass of the bottle itself to the label and logo.
What exactly is the “Cabinet of Curiosities” from which Midsummer Solstice was plucked? It is, in fact, an actual locked cabinet in Lesley’s experimental gin laboratory, wherein she keeps her most prized liquid investigations.
Many of which now stem from two Victorian-style hothouses where the horticulturally-minded Master Distillerexperiments with botanicals from the ground up; one hothouse maintains tropical conditions, while the other maintains a Mediterranean climate.
Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice will be offered for a limited time in 2019, available in most high-end spirits retailers. It is also available online through Drizly, the leading online alcohol marketplace, to deliver on-demand to states where legal. First-time users receive $5 off their first purchase at www.Drizly.com/HendricksMidsummer.