Winter is Here: Bring Out Your Hot Gin Apple Toddy
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The Hendrick's Gin Distillery Ltd, THE GIRVAN DISTILLERY, GIRVAN, KA26 9PT
Company No. SC236185
HENDRICK'S GIN, 41.4% ALC./VOL
©2020 IMPORTED BY WILLIAM GRANT & SONS
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Everything you wanted to know about our gin distillation process but were afraid to ask.
HENDRICK'S slow and impressively eccentric distillation is a rose and cucumber-scented breath of fresh air. At each stage, we spurn efficiency in favour of slow loving care, abandonment of convention and a certain perfectionist whimsy. Let us start with our botanicals, we do not use one or two…but a grand total of eleven. What are they? I’m glad you asked: juniper, angelica root, caraway seeds, chamomile, coriander seeds, cubeb berries, orange peel, elderflower, lemon peel, orris root and yarrow.
Whereas more conventional gins have a mere single still - we have two. First, our Bennett still seeps the botanicals in spirit overnight before distillation, this results in a rich and complex liquid. Leaving the Carter-Head to gently steam the botanicals in a basket atop its lofty neck, so the influence is imparted upon the spirit in something akin to a botanical steam bath. This yields a lighter, more delicate spirit. Which results in the perfectly balanced, and appealing unusual, HENDRICK'S GIN that some - but not all - love.
But what is the point of gin if not to be drunk by a lucky human? With this in mind, we offer you what is perhaps the simplest cocktail of all - the HENDRICK'S GIN & TONIC.