William Grant & Sons, owners of the world-famous Scottish Gin brand Hendrick’s, have released a second limited edition from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ called Lunar gin.
Known for their quirky and whimsical brand this release follows the launch in early 2019 of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice. Lunar gin is a moon-inspired small batch gin described as “distinctly floral with a delicate spicy finish”. Ms Gracie’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace located in the village of Girvan, on the Ayrshire coast in Scotland is where the inspiration for this gin was created. It was on one clear night whilst Ms Gracie was tending to the botanicals in her hothouse, looking up to the stars she was inspired to create this “rich, warm and alluring gin”.
Describing the new gin Ms Gracie says, “There is the rich aroma of night-scented flowers and in the background there, you can just about make out the refreshing burst of citrus”.
“It’s not bright like the midday sun; it’s calm, chilled and subtle. There is something magical about the sky at night and sharing that experience with those closest to you, and this gin wraps that sensation up in a glass”.
Serving Recommendation: Sasha Filimonov, the UK Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s says, “A stunning sundowner would be a Moonlight Buck, a stellar combination of Hendrick’s Lunar, ginger ale and lemon juice, garnished with cucumber and a twist of lemon”.
“What’s more, Hendrick’s Lunar Gin can be stirred down into a Starry Old Fashioned and savoured under the light of the moon – an Old Fashioned made with gin may sound peculiar, but trust me it’s startlingly good”.
Hendrick’s Lunar Gin (70cl, 43.4% ABV) is now available to buy online at Amazon by clicking here.