Hendrick’s Gin has announced Flora Adora, its newest expression from Master Distiller Lesley Gracie in the “Cabinet of Curiosities” limited-release series.
Inspired by garden florals that entice pollinators, Flora Adora was created at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace on the Ayrshire coast of Southwest Scotland.
“I find it truly relaxing to watch the butterflies and bees busy at work in the garden,” says Gracie. “It’s fascinating to me how they seem to settle on some plants more than others. Certain flowers are more enticing to the pollinators, and it is these blooms that I’ve carefully selected to create a botanical blend for Hendrick’s Flora Adora.”
“When we first opened the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, I scattered wildflower seeds on the ground that come to life at different times of the year, and my hope is that Flora Adora will transport gin lovers to this lush garden where they too can experience all the pleasures of our garden,” she adds.
On the nose is flora aromas, the company reports. A juniper and coriander backbone is lengthened by green notes and sweet floral characteristics, before finishing with a fresh, herbal character.
“Hendrick’s Gin is no stranger to florals, thanks to our iconic and beloved infusion of rose and cucumber, but Flora Adora is a cocktail pleasure unlike any other, as it’s reminiscent of a fresh floral bouquet,” says Vance Henderson, Hendrick’s Gin National Ambassador. “It’s exquisite when simply joined with sparkling water, and dances amongst your palate when mixed into a refreshing cocktail.”
Residing in a familiarly shaped Hendrick’s bottle with a carnation pink label, Flora Adora comes bottled at 43.4% ABV for a suggested retail price of $39.99 per 750-ml. bottle.