Hendrick’s Gin has unveiled a new distilling home in Scotland that the brand is calling The Hendrick’s Gin Palace.
The new facility has doubled the brand’s production capabilities, the company says.
The Hendrick’s Gin Palace includes a walled garden that leads to a Victorian-inspired palm house. This is flanked by two botanical hot houses used to cultivate botanicals and flora from around the world for use in the gin. Inside the house are a flavor laboratory, a bar, a lecture theater and two new still houses.
The new stills have been active for almost a year.
William Grant & Sons has invested nearly $17 million in the expansion.
“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,” says Lesley Gracie, master distiller.
Says Pamela Selby, global brand director for Hendrick’s, “The Hendrick’s Gin Palace in its design and experience, is intended to inspire curiosity, open minds and serve as a platform for invention. It pulls back the curtain on the wondrous production method and showcases the many layers of Hendrick’s that it has become celebrated for, some humorous, others curiously intellectual, detailed and deeply meaningful. It represents the confidence we have in the brand that helped to kick-start the gin-naissance and leading role it has played ever since.”