This limited edition release from Scotland’s Hendrick’s Gin celebrates the recent lunar new year (February 12). Keeping with the moon theme, this gin is infused with a collection of unique botanicals described only as “natural oils of the night.” The aroma certainly evokes a cool night’s walk through the garden with a diverse and bright bouquet that includes jasmine, wisteria, and rose petal, along with a bit of lemon squeeze and subtler savory herbs. On the palate, the juniper finally arrives, along with some mild pepper and citrus, but the flowers aren’t far behind with a delicate grassiness, sweet mint, and licorice – a lively sipper but even better cocktail companion.
Alcohol %: 43.4
Producer: Hendrick’s Gin
Importer/Distributor: William Grant & Sons, Web page: hendricksgin.com