Mysterious and illuminating, the moon beckons you to indulge in contemplative pleasures, and there’s no better way for you to bask in the moonlight than with the newly-launched and delectably cosmic Hendrick’s Lunar Gin.
Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is a small-batch, limited release gin conjured from the oddities in the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace. This most peculiar and unusual gin was conceived beneath the celestial light of the moon and yields an alluring complexity, giving you an intriguing combination of the refreshing, the warm and the floral.
Describing the inspiration behind Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, esteemed Master Distiller, Ms Lesley Gracie said: “It’s a feeling. That feeling when it’s a real dark, calm night, there’s a clear sky and the stars are out. I like that feeling and wanted to bottle that sensation of sharing stories under the stars. In the still of the night, you can get all sorts of smells – there are certain flowers that only release their scent under the light of the moon. There is a peculiar sensory attachment to scents at night. Your body doesn’t react to aromas in the same way as during daylight. The darkness changes things, including how you respond to those around you, everything feels different at night.”
Designed to be shared and savoured with curious companions as the sun goes down and the moon charges the sky, Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is perfect for your enjoyment in refreshing sundowners and delectable nightcaps, across all sensible modes of contemplation. And in partnership with selected bars, Hendrick’s Gin will bring a series of experiences to provide the perfect backdrop for you to bask in the wonders of the night.
Experience the subtle whimsy of moonlight at Smoke & Mirrors
For a limited time only from 1 November 2021 – 29 January 2022, Hendrick’s Gin invites you to Smoke & Mirrors for Cocktails & Moonbathing. Indulge in an evening of fanciful conversations and other contemplative pleasures as you discover delectable Hendrick’s Lunar Gin cocktails alongside scrumptious fare and an immersive moonbathing experience under the moon and stars.
Highlights on the limited edition Cocktails & Moonbathing menu are:
- Lunar Pixie by Wee Siong, made with Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, Lychee-Coconut & Wolfberry Cordial and Orange Bitters.
- Elixir Of Legolas by Edu Zamora, featuring Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, Bergamot Liqueur, Cardamom Cordial and Peach Soda.
- Harvest Moon by Mel Chavez, featuring Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, Cynar, Lime, Grapefruit, Egg White and Prosecco.
From Golden Tater Tots to the most decadent Crescent Flan, guests can also have their pick from a selection of Lunar-inspired bar bites to go with their cosmic cocktails.
And something special awaits the most curious. Savour all three illuminating Hendrick’s Lunar Gin cocktail creations to redeem a limited edition moonbathing kit, whilst stocks last. Each kit comprises essential oddities including a moonbathing balm, moonbathing mat and moon goggles in a Hendrick’s Lunar Gin tote bag.
Hendrick’s Lunar Gin now available online and in retail
Your marvelous moonlit moments await! Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is now available at Cold Storage and will be rolling out in the coming weeks across participating retail outlets and local partner bars. Try your hand at making a Lunar & Tonic, Starry Old Fashioned and Moonlight Buck with special cocktail bundles from Cellarbration, Lazada and Shopee from 1 November. You can also purchase a bottle from Cellarbration instores from 25 October or get your hands on a Hendrick’s Lunar Gin bundle with Tonic water on Lazada and Shopee from 1 November.
Once in a blue moon release
This is the second release from Hendrick’s Gin’s Master Distiller, Ms Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, an extraordinary place hidden away in the remote Scottish Ayrshire coast. Away from the city lights and the hustle and bustle, the stars here shine bright and the moon makes its magical presence felt.
Ms Gracie is known for a spot of midnight gardening and regularly tends to her blossoming collection of botanicals under the influence of moonlight. It was here one moonlit evening, whilst tending to the botanicals in her beloved hothouse, she was inspired to create this refreshingly rich and alluring gin.
She says: “With Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, there is the warmth of some of the botanicals, like being wrapped up warm and snug in the evening.”
There is the rich aroma of night scented flowers and in the background there, you can just about make out the refreshing burst of citrus. It’s not bright and in your face like the midday sun, it’s calm, chilled and subtle. Like I say, it’s a feeling. There is something magical about the sky at night and sharing that experience with those closest to you, and this gin wraps that sensation up in a glass.”
Charmaine Thio, Southeast Asia Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, comments, “Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is crafted for the curious night owl. Its intriguing combination of deep floral notes and rich warming spices make it an excellent sipper for watching the moonrise and for unhurried evenings spent basking under the cool, calm light of the moon.”
For more information on Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, visit www.hendricksgin.com.
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