Hendrick’s Gin has announced the release of Midsummer Solstice, a small-batch, limited-edition gin by the woman who first created Hendrick’s — Master Distiller Lesley Gracie.
The release features an arrangement of floral essences chosen to “enhance and accentuate” the existing elements of the Hendrick’s original house style, the company says, including the gin’s essences of rose and cucumber.
Midsummer Solstice marks the first gin released from Lesley’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” within the newly unveiled Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Girvan, Scotland.
Midsummer Solstice was inspired by the actual Summer Solstice, the company says. The aromatic notes include zesty juniper along with undertones of orange blossom and exotic ripeness.
“This bright take on the rounded Hendrick’s house style complements the gin’s floral character for a liquid that’s splendid in all manner of spring and summer cocktails, from a seasonal Midsummer Spritz with elderflower liqueur, soda, lemon, and a cucumber garnish, to a Midsummer Mimosa or a Salty Dog,” the company says in a release.
Midsummer Solstice is the first of a series of new gins which will all be batched in limited availability. It is available for a limited time nationwide for a suggested retail price of $34.99 per 750-ml. bottle. It is also available online through Drizly.