William Grant & Sons unveils Hendrick's Lunar

06 February, 2020

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is the second limited edition release from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, launching in the UK first. 

William Grant & Sons has unveiled Hendrick's Lunar to the UK in the first instance, a small batch, limited release gin which is the second release from the Cabinet of Curiosities designed to enhance and accentuate the existing elements of the Hendrick’s Original house style.

Hendrick’s new Lunar Gin follows the launch of ‘Midsummer Solstice’ in early 2019. 

Describing Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, Gracie said: “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 like the midday sun, it’s calm, chilled and subtle. 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.”

Lunar showcases how Gracie’s curious mind is in part inspired by the surroundings in her playground at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace – a place, hidden away in the remote Scottish Ayrshire coast, within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. 

Sasha Filimonov, UK brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin advises on some simple serves, easily recreated at home, that bring this most unusual offering to life: “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.

“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.”

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin will be offered for a limited time in 2020, available online and in store from Harvey Nichols from 20th February, followed by wider national on and off trade distribution. Available in 70cl, it will be supported with significant marketing investment, and is bottled at 43.4% ABV.

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