Gin Palace opens up in Girvan

HENDRICK’S, the gin brand owned by Scottish drinks firm William Grant & Sons, has a new home in the shape of the Hendrick’s Gin Palace.

Officially opened on October 1, the new distillery and venue – located in the grounds of the company’s Girvan facility – represents a claimed £13 million investment from William Grant & Sons and will allow the firm to increase production.

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Designed to resemble a Victorian palm house, the Gin Palace houses the six Hendrick’s stills and master distiller Leslie Gracie’s laboratory, as well as a ‘lecture theatre’ for tastings, a bar and two hot houses for growing different botanicals and flora.

Gracie said: “I’m thrilled and excited to take full advantage of our wonderful new distillery and begin working on a line of experimental liquids, some of which will hopefully blossom into future releases and potential new expressions of Hendrick’s.”