Quirky producer Hendricks make their pot-still distilled gin using cucumber as one of the primary botanicals. This makes for a unique, tasty and incredibly refreshing Gin.
Hendrick’s is handcrafted in small batches in an original 19th century pot still, acquired by William Grant and Sons in the 1960s. The botanicals are charged in the still along with a 98% exceptionally pure neutral grain spirit the day before distilling and allowed to steep until distilling itself begins. ‘Steep hours’ are precisely timed to ensure consistent extraction of the flavour components of each batch of Hendrick’s. Once the distillation is complete and has been tasted for quality and consistency, final distillations of rose and cucumber are added. Hendrick’s is bottled at 41.4% alcohol by volume in the UK and 44% alcohol by volume in the US so in many ways it embodies traditional big brand gin values. A crucial player in the great gin revival, Hendrick’s Gin is now found in all the best bars and restaurants on both sides of the Atlantic and in more than 20 countries across the world. You’ll recognise a Hendrick’s G and T by the wedge of cucumber that has replaced the traditional lemon or lime slice.