We could all use a little help to dust away the cloud of grey in anticipation of brighter days. Inspired by the sensory power of nature during the Summer solstice when the Earth is tilted maximally toward the Sun, Hendrick’s Gin launches Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice, a limited-edition gin that captures the bright, aromatic intensity of a midsummer day.

True to Hendrick’s original style, Midsummer Solstice discerns itself with the infusion of deeply floral essences that enhance the liquid’s existing botanical bouquet and captures the mystery of some of nature’s most effervescent blooms. The result is an enchantingly floral and exquisitely refreshing gin that blossoms on the palate while remaining unmistakably Hendrick’s. Midsummer Solstice’s fragrant notes include zesty juniper with an initial brightness that melts to reveal hidden undertones of orange blossom and exotic ripeness. This bright and floral take on Hendrick’s house style makes it perfect for sipping in the sun and can be highlighted in the perfect seasonal spritz. Its deep floral character makes the expression pleasantly refreshing in a host of mixed drinks and cocktails.

The delightfully bright liquid was created by Hendrick’s Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie, at the heart of the Hendrick’s Gin Palace in the Cabinet of Curiosities where she keeps her most experimental and treasured liquids under lock and key. “A deeply rooted respect for nature and its most beautiful creations excited me to capture the aromas and flavours of a midsummer day and I am truly enamored over this first release from the Cabinet of Curiosities” said Ms. Gracie. “Midsummer Solstice is the latest expression in what will be a long line of innovations from Hendrick’s and I’m very much looking forward to not to not only creating new and avant-garde expressions at the Gin Palace, but also sharing them with the world.”

Charmaine Thio, Regional Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin Southeast Asia, said: “We’re thrilled to share this enchantingly floral incarnation of Hendrick’s Gin with the region and we look forward to introducing more innovations in the near future. We hope to bring some summer cheer with Midsummer Solstice as we toast to new beginnings in the months ahead! Just like a holiday romance or the lifespan of the mayfly, Midsummer Solstice is a poetic expression of temporality; we hope you get to taste the beauty of summer’s blooms before it fades away!”

Enchantingly Floral Libations for Some Midsummer Liberation

For more recipes, head over to the Hendrick’s Gin website and learn how to create your own delightfully floral cocktail creations with Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice!

Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is the first new expression to come from the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, an engine of innovation dedicated to the exploration and discovery of new tastes and flavours. The Palace is a centre of distilling excellence and a place where Hendrick’s expands the taste spectrum through the creations of new Hendrick’s variants. Over the past two decades, Ms. Gracie has amassed in her Cabinet of Curiosities an array of treasured botanicals, distillates and experimental liquids from around the world. Following Midsummer Solstice, additional new and unique gins will be released, replacing the previous expression and each variant will only be available exclusively during its launch year.

For more information on Midsummer Solstice, please visit www.hendricksgin.com

Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is now available for purchase at selected S&R stores.

List of participating S&R outlets:

  • Congressional: 30 Congressional Avenue, Ramon Magsaysay, Bago Bantay, Quezon City

  • Libis: Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Metro Manila

  • New Manila: 1978-F E Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City, Metro Manila

  • Circuit Makati: Hippodromo, Makati, Metro Manila

  • Shaw: 514 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City

  • BGC: 32nd St., 5th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig City

  • Alabang: West Gate Development, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

  • Aseana: Bradco Avenue, Aseana Business Park, Blvd 2000, Baclaran, Paranaque

  • Cebu: Ouano Avenue cor. E.O. Perez St., Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu

  • Dau: Barangay Duquit, Dau Access Road, Mabalacat, Pampanga

The exclusive Hendrick’s Gin Midsummer Solstice Twin Pack will be offered for a limited time only at selected S&R stores starting next week (w/c 21 September 2020), until sold out.

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