Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Is Hendrick’s Scottish?

Yes, proudly so. Hendrick’s Gin is distilled in Girvan in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The distillery lies just a mile inland and overlooks the mysterious volcanic island of Ailsa Craig.

2. Why is Hendrick’s Gin served with cucumber?

Hendrick's Gin is made with cucumber, which is why a fresh slice of cucumber is such a sublime complement to a Hendrick's Gin & Tonic. The marvellous flavour of Hendrick's Gin is a combination of cucumber & rose, and a subtle balance of 11 other botanicals.

3. What does Hendrick’s Gin taste like?

Hendrick’s Gin has an elegantly smooth palate of subtle botanicals which provides a satisfying complexity with sublimely balanced tones of juniper, with delicate notes of rose and cucumber. 10 other botanicals: caraway, coriander, elderflower, chamomile, orange- and lemon peel, yarrow, angelica, cubeb pepper and orris bestow Hendrick's with a seductively beguiling and utterly distinctive taste.

4. How is gin made?

Hendrick's is the marriage of two different spirits from two rare and unusual stills. The harmonious combination of the Bennett and Carter-Head stills create an unusually smooth gin like no other that has the required character and balance of subtle flavours.

5. What is gin’s alcohol percentage? How alcoholic is gin?

A superb question! Hendrick’s Gin has an ABV of 41.4%. We recommend you always enjoy the unusual responsibly.

6. How many calories in a gin and tonic?

Around 98 calories in a measure of gin. A Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic is about 150 calories.

7. What is gin made out of?

All gins contain juniper. Hendrick’s unique taste comes from its use of roses and cucumbers along with 11 other botanicals, of course including juniper - but also coriander, orange, lemon, angelic, orris root, cubeb berries, caraway seeds, chamomile, elderflower, and yarrow berries.

8. Is gin gluten free?

We are delighted to inform you that Hendrick’s Gin is indeed gluten-free.

9. Is gin vegan?

We are delighted to inform you that Hendrick’s Gin is indeed vegan.

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