Hendrick’s launches Midsummer Solstice gin

Feb 25, 2019by Owen Bellwood

William Grant & Sons-owned Hendrick’s has launched a limited edition summer solstice-inspired gin.

The gin is the first expression to launch from master distiller Lesley Gracie's “Cabinet of Curiosities”, which is said to be “a place of experimental botanic alchemy" at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Scotland.  Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice has been inspired by the "mysterious and ephemeral delights" of floral blooms during the summer solstice. The new bottling is said to be true to the Hendrick’s original house style, but is infused with floral essences and flavours that capture the "aromatic intensity of a midsummer day". 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. “Midsummer Solstice joins a long line of innovations from Hendrick’s and I’m excited to not only create new expressions at the Gin Palace, but also share them with curious tasters and gin explorers all over the world.” Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice will launch in the UK next month and then in the US in May. Bottled at 43.4% abv, the launch will be supported with "significant" marketing investment.