HENDRICK’S RELEASES A ONCE IN A BLUE MOON LUNAR GIN

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Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is the second limited edition release from Master Distiller,

Ms Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace

Monday 3 Feb, GIRVAN, SCOTLAND: Hendrick’s Gin unveils Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, a small batch, limited release gin conjured up from the oddities in Ms Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace.

This most peculiar and unusual gin was conceived beneath the celestial light of the moon and yields an alluring complexity and a delightful warmth, which is best suited to refreshing sundowners, night-sipping, moon gazing and other sensible modes of contemplation.

The Hendrick’s Lunar Gin bottle retains the distinctive Hendrick’s shape, evocative of Victorian apothecary jars, yet the colouring is a sophisticated, deep blue reflective of the night sky. The brand iconography of Hendrick’s Lunar Gin includes curious celestial imagery that conjures a feeling of drinking a cocktail under moonlight.

This is the second release from Hendrick’s esteemed Master Distiller, Ms Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities and showcases how Ms Gracie’s curious mind is in part inspired by the spectacular surroundings in her playground at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace.

The Hendrick’s Gin Palace is a most extraordinary place, hidden away in the remote Scottish Ayrshire coast. Here, away from the city lights and the hustle and bustle, the stars shine bright and the moon makes its magical presence felt.

Ms Gracie is known for a spot of midnight gardening and regularly tends to her blossoming collection of botanicals under the influence of moonlight. It was here one moonlit evening, whilst tending to the botanicals in her beloved hothouse, she was inspired to create this refreshingly rich, warm, alluring gin.

Describing the inspiration behind Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, Ms Gracie said: “It’s a feeling. That feeling when it’s a real dark, calm night, there’s a clear sky and the stars are out. I like that feeling and wanted to bottle that sensation of sharing stories under the stars. In the still of the night, you can get all sorts of smells, there are certain flowers that only release their scent under the light of the moon. There is a peculiar sensory attachment to scents at night, your body doesn’t react to aromas in the same way as during daylight, the darkness changes things, including how you respond to those around you, everything feels different at night.”

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is an intriguing combination of the refreshing, the warm and the floral and is designed to be shared and savoured of an evening as the sun goes down and the moon charges the sky.

Ms Gracie, continues: “With Hendrick’s Lunar Gin there is the warmth of some of the botanicals, like being wrapped up warm and snug of an evening. There is the rich aroma of night scented flowers and in the background there, you can just about make out the refreshing burst of citrus. It’s not bright and in your face like the midday sun, it’s calm, chilled and subtle. Like I say, it’s a feeling. There is something magical about the sky at night and sharing that experience with those closest to you, and this gin wraps that sensation up in a glass.”

Ally Martin, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin advises on some simple serves that bring this most unusual offering to life that can be easily recreated at home: “Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is designed to be savoured during quiet nights at home. All true Hendrick’s lovers will know our gin works spectacularly well with our signature cucumber garnish, and Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is no different in that respect, but it lends itself to the addition of black pepper too, to accentuate the top notes of this gin.

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin will be available in both the off and on trade and represents Hendrick’s ability to innovate at scale. It will replace Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice which spritzed up the summer in 2019. Hendrick’s Lunar Gin will be launched in October in The Netherlands.

“A stunning sundowner would be a Moonlight Buck, a stellar combination of Hendrick’s Lunar, ginger ale and lemon juice garnished again with cucumber and this time a twist of lemon. What’s more, Hendrick’s Lunar Gin can be stirred down into a Starry Old Fashioned and savoured under the light of the moon. An Old Fashioned made with gin may sound peculiar but trust me it’s startlingly good.”

STARRY OLD FASHIONED

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Lunar Gin
  • 7.5ml sugar syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Orange twist

Method:

  • Stir all ingredients over ice cubes in a mixing glass
  • Strain into a rocks glass over ice
  • Garnish with a twist of orange

MOONLIGHT BUCK

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Lunar Gin
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Top with ginger ale
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • Twist of lemon

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice
  • Lightly stir and serve
  • Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and a twist of lemon

LUNAR & TONIC

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Lunar Gin
  • 150ml premium tonic water
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • Black pepper

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice
  • Lightly stir and serve
  • Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and a twist of black pepper