Floral taste of summer

The limited edition Hendrick’s gin

THE climax of summer has provided the inspiration for a new limited edition Hendrick’s gin.

Midsummer Solstice is the first release from the William Grant & Sons-owned brand’s Ms. Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities – named after master distiller Leslie Gracie – at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace Distillery in Girvan, which opened late last year.

The 43.4% ABV gin is said to have the Hendrick’s original house style infused with floral essences and a further “array of essences that capture a midsummer day”.

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Gracie said: “I have always been enamoured by the power of nature’s flavours and aromas at the peak of summer and for this new expression I’ve hand-selected each floral essence to capture this intensity.”

The gin was launched in the UK last month to both the on and off-trade and will be supported with a “significant marketing investment”.