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Hendricks Neptunia – The Magic of the Sea Expressed in a Gin

  • Hendrick’s Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie’s latest limited-edition release from the Cabinet of Curiosities – NEPTUNIA – is a delectable, sea-inspired sensory sensation.
  • Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA adds another wave of flavour with an enticing chorus of deeply refreshing coastal botanicals and combines a smooth, bright citrus finish with a deliciously distant sea breeze.

Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA is a new, delectably refreshing limited release from Ms. Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities that captures the enchanting magic of the sea in a gin.

This unconventional, intriguing ode to the sea emanates from the curious mind of Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie and uses a mysterious blend of refreshing coastal botanicals to express the magic of the sea in liquid form, creating a rich, evocative sensorial story. Unmistakably Hendrick’s, as it is based on the classic round Hendrick’s house style, Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA adds another wave of flavour with an enticing chorus of deeply refreshing coastal botanicals and combines a smooth, bright citrus finish with a deliciously distant sea breeze.

This season’s limited edition gin, which is as refreshing as the sea breeze, will be sailing onto the shelves exclusively in SuperValu on March 24th until April 6th on promotion for €40. If you’d like  a nice sea break on the horizon, Hendrick’s are offering SuperValu shoppers a chance to WIN a relaxing weekend away for 2 people in the 4 star Ice House Hotel, Ballina, Co Mayo. Check out the details on how to enter in store, there’s runner up prizes to be won too! 

With a product inspired by the magic of the sea, it’s little wonder Hendrick’s is keen to shine a light on one of the least known but hardest working groups of organisms that live at the bottom of the sea: the seagrasses. Saving seagrass means saving our seas! Seagrass meadows are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world, and yet many don’t even know they exist. Not only do seagrass meadows sequester and store carbon, helping us to mitigate the effects of climate change, but they also provide shelter and food to an incredibly diverse community of animals, from tiny invertebrates to large fish, crabs, turtles, marine mammals, and birds. 

Noting the enchanted melody of the waves as her inspiration for this latest release from the Cabinet of Curiosities, Ms. Gracie said, ‘I find listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore really therapeutic. Looking out onto the horizon and feeling the wind in your hair and the salty sea breeze on your face is just a great feeling, it’s so freeing, invigorating and calming all at the same time. I walk down the beach in Girvan every weekend with my dog and take in the sound of the waves and that particular smell that you find, no matter what beach you are on.’

‘Most of my creations are based on memories – I play around with botanicals and combine them to recreate certain sensations. Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA, for me, is that freeing feeling of the sea bottled in a gin. You have that distinctive fresh character of coastal herbs, depth of flavour from the sea botanicals and an unmistakable clean, bright citrus finish that lifts and lightens in a round, refreshing way that makes it Hendrick’s.’ 

Ally Martin, Hendrick’s Global Ambassador adds, “As you’d expect, Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA is exquisite with tonic and a slice of cucumber. Although if you’re embarking on an adventure with friends, try setting sail with a NEPTUNIA Fizz. It’s remarkably easy to make and impressive to serve up on shore. Simply combine two parts of Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA with one part fresh lime and one part simple syrup and top with soda. A slice of cucumber to finish and ahoy!”

Ms. Gracie’s exceptional experiments will be available for a limited time only, so grab your bottle of Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA and soak up the magic of the sea with your curious companions while you can.

For further information go to www.hendricksgin.com

Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA Gin tasting notes

Aroma: Imbued with the deep aroma of a coastal walk and balanced with the fresh notes of citrus with a nod to our classic Hendrick’s house style.

Taste: Our alluring juniper character is lengthened with the deep earthy notes of locally sourced Scottish coastal botanicals, the fresh character of coastal herbs and an unmistakably clean and smooth citrus finish.

€40 launch offer from March 24th until April 6th exclusively at SuperValu. RRP €46.00 available at SuperValu.

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