|Size: 1 Litre||ABV: 41.4 %||Origin: United Kingdom|
Hendrick’s is famous for the addition of cucumber to the standard botanical mix, along with rose flowers. In practice, however, it is still the juniper that is strongest on the nose, with the floral elements a moderate second. Cucumbers are actually the tricky element: There is more citrus in the body than anything vegetal, and I presume that is intentional. Cucumber is a tricky element to work with in spirit-making, often resulting in harsh and bitter end products. Hendrick’s is wise to tone it down… but why play it up in the marketing? Probably because drinking roses sounds even less appealing when you get down to it.
This is still a quality gin, but, for better or worse, it’s much less unusual and “odd” than it makes itself out to be.
Source: Drink Hacker