Inspired by nature’s most vivid bouquets, the carefully curated expression is the first to release from the Master Distiller’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the new Hendrick’s Gin Palace

Hendrick’s Gin introduces Midsummer Solstice, a small batch, limited-edition gin by Hendrick’s Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie, inspired by the everlasting mystery of nature’s most effervescent blooms. This innovative expression sees the original Hendrick’s recipe instilled with a secret selection of floral essences that enhances the liquid’s existing botanical bouquet. The result is an enchantingly floral and exquisitely refreshing gin that blossoms on the palate while remaining unmistakably Hendrick’s.

This is the first release from Ms. Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities, a place of experimental botanic alchemy at the new Hendrick’s Gin Palace Distillery.

To celebrate the splendiferous gin’s release, Hendrick’s has partnered with Taste at the Bonsai by Dylan McGrath. The purveyors of culinary delights at the restaurant have devised a very special menu which celebrates the tantilising tasting notes of Midsummer Solstice.

Restaurant passersby can delight in a beguiling summer garden on the building façade which will be in full bloom for the duration of the weekend. Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice tipples and treats will be available from 21st-23rd  June.

The unique gin is true to the Hendrick’s original style, but discerns itself with the infusion of deeply floral essences set to capture the bright, aromatic intensity of a midsummer day.

This expression is rooted in Ms. Gracie’s curiosity of the world’s flavours and was created at the heart of the Hendrick’s Gin Palace in the Cabinet of Curiosities where she keeps her most experimental and treasured liquids under lock and key. It was here that she curated the lush floral elements of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice. Much like the blooms Ms. Gracie sought to capture in the liquid, this expression can only be produced in small batches and will therefore be a limited release.

“A deeply rooted respect for nature and its most beautiful creations excited me to capture the aromas and flavours of a midsummer day and I am truly enamored over this first release from the Cabinet of Curiosities” said Ms. Gracie. “Midsummer Solstice is the latest expression in a long line of innovations from Hendrick’s and I’m very much looking forward to not only creating new and avant-garde expressions at the Gin Palace, but also sharing them with the world.”

The Midsummer Solstice’s fragrant notes include zesty juniper with an initial brightness that melts to reveal hidden undertones of orange blossom and exotic ripeness. This bright and floral take on Hendrick’s house style make it perfect for Summer drinking and can be highlighted in the perfect seasonal spritz. Its deeply floral character makes the expression pleasantly refreshing in a host of mixed drinks and cocktails.

Midsummer Solstice is the most recent announcement from the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, an engine of innovation dedicated to the exploration and discovery of new tastes and flavours. The Palace is a centre of distilling excellence and a place where Hendrick’s expands the taste spectrum through the creations of new Hendrick’s variants. Over the past two decades, Ms. Gracie has amassed in her Cabinet of Curiosities an array of treasured botanicals, distillates and experimental liquids from around the world. Following Midsummer Solstice, additional new and unique gins will be released, replacing the previous expression. Each variant will only be available exclusively during its launch year.

Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice will be offered for a limited time in 2019 and is available for purchase in O’Brien’s.

Alternatively, it can be purchased online from O’Briens here: http://bit.ly/Hendricks-Midsummer-Solstice