Tuesday, 9 February 2010
First Japanese whisky, and now Scottish gin? These are interesting times indeed. Hendrick's is especially interesting, since along with the usual juniper and sundry botanicals, this small batch spirit is infused with Bulgarian rose petals and cucumber. The taste is deliciously clean, and sweet, and when the spicy aftertaste kicks in so does the green fruit, gently. Hendrick's is, as the distiller insists, "a most iconoclastic gin", and one I feel privileged to have stumbled upon. I have seen the future and it tastes ever so slightly of cucumber.