Hendrick's Gin (700ml)
Double Gold winner at the 2004 San Francisco International Spirits Competition of the Year, Hendrick’s is an iconoclastically produced small batch gin distilled in Ayrshire, Scotland. Apart from traditional Gin ingredients such as juniper berries, coriander and citrus peel, the unusual distillation process combined with an oddly delicious set of infusions (including cucumbers and rose petals) yields a one-of-a-kind gin that is passionately loved by a tiny yet growing handful of individuals all over the world.
Our tasting revealed impressive intensity in the opening sniff which is gently peppery and floral with restrained juniper and sweet earthy, herbaceous scents. The aromas lead into a mid-weight, creamy textured and well-integrated amalgam of citrus peel / juniper / pepper; along with hints of dried flowers and cucumber towards the finish. A peppery flourish added late vibrancy while carrying the length. 41.4 Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... The nose offers wave after wave of botanical and floral perfumes, with the end bouquet focused on cucumber and spring garden floral scents. The palate entry is moderately oily, semisweet and gently herbal; the midpalate stays spirity, vegetal and earthy. The aftertaste features juniper with a dry and minerally undertaste. 85-89 points - wineenthusiast.com