At Kathie's house, one bridge Saturday last year, there was a small, dark bottle sitting on the counter. At bridge, I usually stick to wine, because I know I'll be driving later, and switch to club soda after a couple of glasses. But this night, I looked closer at the bottle. Hmmm. A gin I'd never heard of. Well, I had to take a little taste.
I enjoy the occasional martini, something I learned at my parents' knees. Gordon's is the gin of choice at their house, and a good one it is. but Hendrick's has a whole symphony of flavors I never noticed in other gins. "Made with a free and imaginative spirit, Hendrick's Gin is instilled with coriander, juniper and citrus peel--and infused with rose petal and a curious yet marvelous hint of cucumber." Yeah, that's what I was thinking...
It's made in Ayrshire, Scotland.
From the little flyer attached to the neck of the bottle:
"Loved by a tiny handful of people all over the world. Hendrick's: It is not for everyone."
It was selected "most flavorful" by the Wall Street Journal, August 2003.
Preferred by 1 out of 1000 gin drinkers...Join the tiny yet oddly growing handful of individuals all over the world and visit: Hendricksgin.com. (It's a cute website.)
[Image from Weinquelle]