My new favorite cocktail — Hendricks G&T – Hendricks Scottish Gin review

Hendricks Gin & Tonic with cucumber - sm


Somehow Hendricks Gin — a Scottish concoction — has recently crossed my radar, meaning during this past Christmas. I think it’s been around since the 1960s, but further research is required.

This aromatic spirit has supplanted (at least for now) my go-to Gin of choice, the elegant Bombay Sapphire, for the makings of my occasional Gin and tonic consumption.

While many make find this usage sacrilegious (the purity of Martini reigns supreme) I really love it for G&Ts — especially with the addition of some fresh cucumber slices instead of fresh lime juice (of which I used to like a lot in there – perhaps too much…)

Hendrick’s Gin is a brand of gin produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Scotland. In addition to the traditional juniper infusion, Hendrick’s uses a hint of Bulgarian Rose followed by a mash of cucumber.
Hendrick’s gin is bottled in a dark brown apothecary-style bottle.

No more Bombay Sapphire for me for the time being, although Sapphire is way more affordable (less than half the cost) than Hendricks.

Case in point: Trader Joes (here in Sthn Cali) is selling a 750ml bottle of Hendricks for about $25.00.

BevMo cellars sells a 1.75 Litre bottle of Bombay Sapphire for around $30.00!

It’s tough when you develop expensive tastes


Review by Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

1 comment

  • Just finished the Sapphire one your brought over last May; Now you need to make another visit so I can try the newer and more expensive booze.

    Happy Easter


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