Hendricks Midsummer Solstice Gin 750ml
Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin
Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin is a limited edition product, so assume that after summer 2019 it will become scarce. The gin is the first expression to launch from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s “Cabinet of Curiosities”, which is said to be “a place of experimental botanic alchemy” at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Scotland. Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice has been inspired by the “mysterious and ephemeral delights” of floral blooms during the summer solstice.
Tasting Notes Of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin
It’s sweet and slightly fruit-forward on the nose. Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin begins with an aroma of raspberries, roses, natural strawberries and an indistinct “floral” aroma. It doesn’t suggest specific flowers as much as the ephemeral impression of flowers. This is similar to how an accord in perfume works. It seems as a single whole rather than its component parts.
On the palate, Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin is still generally floral/fruit forward, but the pine and juniper character— though mild— is here. Lavender, strawberry and rose hips are early on the palate. Candied citrus rinds— especially sweet orange emerges as well. Mid-palate, a spicy hint of sandalwood with juniper, pine facets showing hits the palate. The fruit notes become less berry like and drier. They take on the flavor of prickly pear fruit and dragonfruit.
The finish has gentle spice, mild pine and leaves the palate almost as fresh as if you just had one of those violet mint candy breath fresheners.