Hendrick’s invites all to the Cabaret

Girvan-based distiller unveils its latest limited edition gin

A bottle of Hendrick's Grand Cabaret gin sits on a table as three people hold cocktails containing the gin around it.
Hendrick’s has unveiled its latest addition to its ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ with the launch of Grand Cabaret.

HENDRICK’S has grown its ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ once again with the addition of its latest limited edition release.

Available nationwide this month, Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret is the latest gin launch from the Girvan-based distillery as the brand takes inspiration from 20th century Paris.

Dubbed as a new limited-release gin for ‘dreamers, artists and free-spirited souls’, the new launch from Hendrick’s makes use stone fruits in its production, marking a first for master distiller Lesley Gracie.

Gracie said she was inspired by the French ‘eau de vie’, a range of European spirits made from an array of different stone fruits, that was often served with a dash of gin and scented with rose.

Ever a brand that has put experimentation first in its production, Lesley has taken Grand Cabaret as her opportunity to bring stone fruit into the combination of botanicals in her gin, helping to “anchor a rich cabaret of flavours in a gin”.

Pack shot of the new Hendrick's Grand Cabaret gin.
Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret sports some purple hues across its labelling in its signature apothecary style bottle.

Gracie said: “I’m always looking for inspiration, and this time I found it leafing through historical recipes for stone fruit spritis, eau de vies, peach schanpps, cherry liqueurs when those indulgent stone fruit flavours were the ‘in thing’ for those that had the means to celebrate in spectacular style.

“I played around and found that when you put these different stone fruit flavours together, they give you a rich depth of flavour with great brightness and lightness.

“I added sweet herbs to round out the vibrant fruit. It’s the first time I’ve experimented with stone fruits in Hendrick’s Gin, and I love how it adds a decadent depth of flavour and yet still has the signature refreshing lightness of Hendrick’s.”

Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret makes its debut to the off-trade from this month, bursting out in a purple coloured label on the brand’s signature 700ml apothecary style bottle for £30.

Ally Martin, global brand ambassador at Hendrick’s, said: “It’s fascinating to dig deep into cocktail history and see what flavour combinations captivated creative minds in Paris at the turn of the 20th Century.

“It seems that the flavour of stone fruits, rose scents, and gin was a magical combination in the most opulent of establishments, and who better to deftly combine these flavours today into a ravishingly fruity spirit than Hendrick’s Master Distiller, alchemist, and liquid poet Lesley Gracie?”