Once in a blue moon

May 28, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

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

Hendrick’s Gin has announced the launch of Hendrick’s Lunar, a new small-batch, limited-edition gin – the second innovation from Hendrick’s Gin, Cabinet of Curiosities.

The limited-edition gin is a delightfully warm concoction, conceived beneath the celestial light of the moon and yielding an alluring complexity – best suited to refreshing sundowners, night-sipping, moon gazing and other sensible modes of contemplation.

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.

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, 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.

Luke Sanderson, Brand Ambassador, Hendrick’s Gin, shares his favourite, easy serves to bring this ethereal offering to life: “The best time to savour Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is during unusual moments of quiet contemplation. Hendrick’s lovers are familiar with our favourite signature cucumber garnish, and Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is no different, but adding a twist of black pepper will accentuate the top notes of this specially designed gin.”

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is available to purchase in June at Dan Murphy’s for $90.00. It is bottled at 43.4% ABV.

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