A Tale of Two Types of Stills
The Infusion of Rose and Cucumber
No other gin taste like Hendrick's because no other gin is made like Hendrick's. We infuse our gin with the remarkable Bulgarian Rosa Damascena and specially selected cucumbers from the finest producers.
There are now 10 hands toiling together in the gin palace under the direct supervision of our Master Distiller Lesley Gracie.
Each batch of Hendrick’s Gin is crafted just 500 lovely litres at a time. It is how Hendrick’s Gin started in 1999 and how it will remain and allows Lesley, greater control of her careful artistry.
Hendrick’s is the marriage of two different spirits from two rare and unusual stills:
The harmonious combination of the Bennett and Carter-Head stills create an unusually smooth gin like no other that has the required character and balance of subtle flavours.
Our BENNETT STILL was made by coppersmiths in LONDON in 1860. Although very few Bennett stills were ever produced, the handful that were GAINED A REPUTATION for yielding a spirit that is PARTICULARLY ROBUST and FLAVOURFUL. The Carter-Head instead creates a divinely smooth spirit with lusciously subtle flavour characteristics by bathing the botanicals in capours in the flavour basket.
Distilled in Scotland
The Hendrick’s Gin Palace hails from the tiny seaside village of Girvan, which lies in Ayrshire, south-west Scotland. The distillery lies just a mile inland and overlooks the mysterious volcanic island of Ailsa Craig. This alluring outcrop lies uninhabited, save for a few gannets and puffins, but features in many local legends.
The Gin Palace
Hendrick's wondrous botanical signature consists of flowers, roots, fruits and seeds from the world over. They function to complement and set the stage for our delicious duet of infusion: rose petal and cucumber.