Hendrick’s Gin Special Pack (1 x Hendrick’s cl 70 + 2 x Fever Tree Indian Tonic cl 200)
Hendrick’s is a brand of the William Grant’s group, with whom we began working in 2008, after a long series of negotiations, almost surprisingly succeeding in becoming their new distributor ourselves. Since then, a wonderful friendship has also developed with Charles Gordon, 80-year-old owner of William Grant’s and a visionary nomad. He is the man who invented the single malt classification, and thanks to him and long talks on his boat I gave birth to my rum classification. William Grant’s is proof that even a company of enormous size can combine power with the spirit of its leader.
In 1966 Charles Gordon, descendant of the founding family of William Grant & Son, and later president of the group, attended an auction where two stills were for sale. These were not just any distillers, as one was a wonderful copper “Carter Head” still built in 1948 by John Dore & co Ltd in a very limited series; the other was the still used by Marshall & Taplow of Stratford, one of London’s historic gin distilleries that was already in existence at the time of the Gin Act., a very small 1860s pot still made by the legendary Bennet Sons & Shears. Charles Gordon did not let the opportunity pass him by, although he was not yet clear on what to do with it. It was only years later that the idea of using them for the production of Hendrick’s Gin was born, which gives an idea of the pioneering mindset of Charles Gordon, the man who invented Single Malt Scotch Whisky. So it was after years of experimentation that Hendrick’s Gin was born, in 1999.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
Hendrick’s Gin recipe makes use of 11 botanical species, some classic and some downright extravagant for the category: from yarrow to coriander, juniper to cubebe berries, elderflower, orange and lemon peel, angelica and iris root, with a final infusion of damask rose petals and cucumber. The base spirit used in Hendrick’s Gin is a neutral grain spirit at 96.5 percent ABV. All distillers produce gins slightly differently depending on their brands’ recipes and the flavor profiles they want to achieve. Hendrick’s uses both distillation techniques with the help of its special Bennett and Carterhead stills.
Hendrick’s unique taste comes from its use of rose and cucumber essences along with 11 other botanicals, including juniper, coriander, orange, lemon, angelica, iris root, cubebe berries, caraway seeds, chamomile, elderflower, and yarrow. The name was chosen by Mr. Gordon’s mother, Janet Sheed Roberts. “Wee Jannie’, who was about to celebrate her 99th birthday, suggested that the new baby be named after Henrick, the gardener who had devotedly tended her rose garden for years.
Hendrick’s Gin – Girvan Distillery cl 70 + 2x Tonic Water “Indian Premium”