An extraordinary announcement to our fellow gin connoisseurs

We take great pride in introducing the delightfully floral Hendrick’s Gin limited-edition “Midsummer Solstice”. Inspired by nature’s most vivid bouquets, the carefully curated expression is the first to release from the Master Distiller’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the new Hendrick’s Gin Palace.


Our Midsummer Solstice is a small batch, limited-edition gin by Hendrick’s Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie, inspired by the everlasting mystery of nature’s most effervescent blooms. This innovative expression sees the original Hendrick’s recipe instilled with a secret selection of floral essences that enhances the liquid’s existing botanical bouquet.


The result is an enchantingly floral and exquisitely refreshing gin that blossoms on the palate while remaining unmistakably Hendrick’s. This is the first release from Ms. Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities, a place of experimental botanic alchemy at the new Hendrick’s Gin Palace Distillery.


The delightfully bright Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is inspired by the sensory power of nature’s true Summer solstice when the Earth is tilted maximally toward the sun, peaking the abundant aromas of flowers in full bloom. This especially unique gin is true to the Hendrick’s original style, but discerns itself with the infusion of deeply floral essences set to capture the bright, aromatic intensity of a midsummer day.


The Midsummer Solstice’s fragrant notes include zesty juniper with an initial brightness that melts to reveal hidden undertones of orange blossom and exotic ripeness. This bright and floral take on Hendrick’s house style make it perfect for Summer drinking and can be highlighted in the perfect seasonal spritz. Its deeply floral character makes the expression pleasantly refreshing in a host of mixed drinks and cocktails.


With the advent of spring only a few weeks away, we present you with this remarkably delicious expression of the world’s most unusual gin. Hendrick’s Gin limited-edition “Midsummer Solstice” is available in Makro at R520 per 750ml and other leading liquor outlets nationwide from the Middle of August.


The Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Sprits is best served in a wine glass full of cubed Ice with:

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice
  • 50ml sparkling wine
  • 150ml tonic water
  • Cucumber ribbon and a slice of orange as garnish