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Our Peculiar Past

Meet the delightfully curious Hendrick’s Gin. Life is simply too glorious not to experience its peculiar flavour, infused with rose and cucumber in our remote Scottish distillery.

Seek out those who embrace the unusual, and you’ll find that our gin is much loved by a handful of curious individuals all over the world. We invite you to join the merry few. Do mix yourself a scrumptious tipple and get ready to explore the milestones of Hendrick’s peculiar past.

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Our Bennet Still
is Born

The year our BENNET STILL is made by coppersmiths in LONDON. Although a meagre few Bennett stills are ever produced, the few which GAINED A REPUTATION for yielding a spirit that is PARTICULARLY ROBUST and FLAVOURFUL. (Back then, Hendrick’s was just a twinkle in its eye).

1860

The Family Business
Commences

Mr. WILLIAM GRANT, with his SEVEN SONS and TWO DAUGHTERS build their family distillery in Scotland. The only assistance from outside the Grant family comes from a single SPORADICALLY WORKING STONEMASON.

1886

Our Carter-head
Still is Begotten

The CARTER-HEAD STILL destined for Hendrick’s is manufactured by John Dore & Co. With a VAPOUR-DRIVEN FLAVOUR BASKET atop a quite long neck, the Carter-Head engenders an exceedingly SUBTLE, FRESH and DELICATE spirit. Despite its fabulousness, the Carter-Head still has become quite RARE. Only a few are known to exist today.

1948

A Spirit Genius Enters
The World

Ms. LESLEY GRACIE is born and from an early age is fascinated with the CURIOUS WORLD OF BOTANICALS, flavours and horses (the horses have no relationship to the gin she would eventually dream up, but facts are facts). At the age of 4, she begins serving her family teas derived from various plants and twigs. Thankfully, HER FAMILY SURVIVES this and countless other experiments and diversions.

1955

A Random Act of
Odd Destiny

On somewhat of a whim, Mr. CHARLES GORDON, GREAT GRANDSON of Mr. William Grant, purchases at auction TWO UNUSUAL STILLS: one, a phenomenally rare Carter-Head; and the other, a dusty 19th-century Bennet. (It will be a full THIRTY-THREE YEARS before he actually determines what precisely to do with these peculiar contraptions).

1966

The pursuit
is launched

Mr. Charles Gordon enlists Ms. Lesley Gracie in his ECCENTRIC QUEST to invent an elixir with his two entirely different and very antique stills. Although many interesting distillates are generated, none are deemed UP TO SNUFF. Captivated by the possibilities of using two odd stills to create one unusual spirit, THEY SOLDIER ON with their efforts.

1988

Triumph of
the unusual

FINALLY, Mr. Gordon and Ms. Gracie achieve "a peculiar sort of deliciousness" by firing up BOTH the Carter-Head and Bennett Stills with an ODD SYMPHONY OF BOTANICALS further enlivened with curious infusions of CUCUMBER and ROSE. Against all odds, they concoct the odd perfection that becomes known as HENDRICK’S GIN.

Visit our Treasury of Tipples for delightful cocktails.

Join the SOCIETY of the UNUSUAL to learn more CUCUMBER SECRETS.

1999
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