You can now enjoy a gin and the sea – two of life’s greatest pleasures let’s be honest – in one special and unique merriment thanks to the legends at Hendrick’s. When one of your favourite gin brands mixes up a delicious new concoction, you listen, and with the release of their new Neptunia gin, we’re all ears. What you’re looking at is a new delectably refreshing limited release from Ms Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities that captures the enchanting magic of the sea in a gin. What more could you possibly want? Let’s check it out.
What inspired this somewhat unconventional ode to the sea, you may ask? Thankfully not seawater. The origin can be owed to the curious mind of Master Distiller Ms Lesley Gracie, who uses a mysterious blend of refreshing Scottish coastal botanicals to express the magic of the sea in liquid form. The result is something so tasty we reckon it’s seriously dangerous – rich and sensorial, combining a smooth, bright citrus finish with a deliciously distant sea breeze. Scottish coastal botanicals evoke all the feels – picture green rolling hills and deep blue water crashing against cliff faces, amidst the cold, crisp Scottish air – so it’s no surprise then that the gin was crafted at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace on the rugged Ayrshire coast of southwest Scotland.
Ms Gracie expertly draws on her stunning surroundings and combines this with her background in chemistry, proclivity for experimentation, and fascination with how different botanicals can be mixed to create an unforgettable gin.
“As you’d expect, Hendrick’s Neptunia is exquisite with tonic and a slice of cucumber. Although if you’re embarking on an adventure with friends, try setting sail with a Neptunia Fizz. It’s remarkably easy to make and impressive to serve up on shore. Simply combine two parts of Hendrick’s Neptunia with one-part fresh lime and one-part simple syrup and top with soda. A slice of cucumber to finish and ahoy,” adds Ally Martin, Hendrick’s Gin Global Brand Ambassador.
The refreshing gin will only be available for a limited time, making it onto shelves of select stores and bars by the end of June 2022. As such, we recommend getting in quick to ensure you secure one of Hendrick’s treasured Cabinet of Curiosities. Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin has a recommended retail price of $95 AUD and is available at Dan Murphy’s via the link below. Alternatively, head on down to North Bondi Fish, which will be the only place in Sydney where you can get the first taste of the newest Hendrick’s release alongside a sea-spired menu featuring five Cocktails paired with snacks showcasing fresh seafood fresh out of the deep blue sea (1st-13th June 2022).