|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 20 cm|
Hendrick’s is something of a household name. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? This terrific Scottish gin is made using two different stills – the Bennett stillsteeps its botanicals overnight before distillation, while the Carter-Head has its botanicals in a basket up in the still neck, steaming them gently. It features the likes of juniper, cubeb berries, elderflower, chamomile, angelica, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander, yarrow and orris, alongside an infusion of cucumber and rose petal. If you’re making a G&T with this, it just has to be garnished with a ribbon of cucumber.
Tasting note: Musky hint of rose lightens it and gives it a floral forward impression. In addition, there is a sweet orange, lime zest and a hint of elderflower as well. The pine notes give it structure, while the floral notes give it a unique character.
The palate exudes a backbone of a very classic gin. You get the angelica, coriander, juniper and orris root accord. Sitting on top of that Hendrick’s has a surprising amount of citrus, especially mid-palate where orange and lime again resurface, almost with a candy-like note. Late palate a faint hint of yarrow (that slight salty licorice flavor) and black pepper.