William Grant & Sons-owned Hendrick’s has released Lunar, a limited edition moon-inspired gin, as part of its Cabinet of Curiosities collection.
Lunar presents the second release in the series, which follows on from the launch of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice in February 2019.
Bottled at 43.4% ABV, Lunar is “distinctly floral, with a “delicate spicy finish”. Created by master distiller Lesley Gracie at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Scotland, it is described as “refreshingly rich, warm and alluring”.
Lesley 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.”
Sasha Filimonov, UK brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, added: “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 available to purchase through Harvey Nichols for a limited time from 10 February, followed by wider national on and off trade distribution.