Excerpt: The aroma is quite sweet and floral with orange notes, but it doesn't dial into the potpourri territory. It's more fresh than dried floral notes. The gin is oily and moderately sweet tasting with those same flavors on the palate as the nose. Not terribly complex, but delivers what is promised.
Excerpt: The palate is sharper and more aggressive, which is a bit of a surprise, those florals again omnipresent but balanced with a clearer juniper element. Some darker spice notes emerge here as well, leading to a light incense quality on the finish that nods toward the East.
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This is a limited release from Hendricks celebrating the Midsummer Solstice. There really isn't too much info on the Hendricks site about this, but it's labeled as a "deeply floral" gin so we'll start there. Stock image since I had this while out. Let's dive in.
Powerfully effervescent - perfume and fruit forward - lavender and lillies. Sweet sugar, floral spices and perfume.
Sweet - almond, lavender, intensely fruity and perfume forward. Massively floral. Some pepper, but all the notes otherwise are reminiscent of a floral bouquet. Maybe some lemon peel.
Short, more perfume and floral essence. Faint anise, some orange peel, coriander. Ginsing.
This is bizarre and fun but just so overwhelmingly floral I can only find myself enjoying it most in cocktails.
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