Luxebook June 2023

Hendricks Neptunia Gin Hendrick’s highlights “coastal” botanicals in Neptunia, their next expression from the Cabinet of Curiosities release in 2022. The gin is infused with sea kelp, coastal thyme, and lime, in addition to the brand’s traditional cucumber and rose botanicals, and is inspired by the sights and fragrances of Scotland’s Ayrshire shore. Flavour Profile: A modest juniper intensity which leads to a very lengthy finish with coriander and citrus flavours. Gin Gin Gin Gin is the first and only hemp gin in India. That, too, was not by design, but rather the result of a successful experiment. Shubham tossed in hemp when experimenting with different ingredients to make the gin unique, and it turned out better than imagined, so here we are with this beautiful hemp gin. It is distilled with nine botanicals, including bespoke juniper from the Himalayas. Coriander, lavender, rosemary, caraway seeds, cinnamon, lemongrass, butterfly pea flower, and, of course, hemp are among the others. Flavour Profile: Fresh lemon zest, meadowsweet, savoury kitchen herbs woody juniper, a touch of sea breeze, spring blossom and pine. Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin The Shed distillery hasn’t been operating long, but it’s already produced some fantastically delectable spirits, including its first Irish whisky, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Inaugural Release, and this fantastic Irish gin, Gunpowder Gin. It gets its name from its hallmark botanical, gunpowder tea, which is steeped with lemon, lime, and fresh grapefruit and distilled with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom, and star anise. Flavour Profile: Bright citrus and green tea notes that are complemented by the spices. mystery and joy of this expression, these components were distilled in an antique charentais still. Flavour Profile: Damask rose and oolong tea combine to create a flowery scent with notes of citrus pomelo and crisp pine needles, smoky bourbon vetiver, and touches of vanilla. Dr. Squid Gin The Pocketful of Stones Distillery in Penzance created this gin with real squid ink! It’s a popular culinary component, so it’s no surprise to see it make its way into the realm of gin.You won’t be shocked to hear that this is a savory presentation with a seaside vibe and a few hints of citrus and spice. It also comes in a lovely copper flask carved with various flora and animals. If you add some tonic water, your drink will turn brilliant pink. Hichki Gin Sakura, or Japanese cherry blossoms, are a timeless symbol for our transient existence. With Japanese origins and a distinct Goan spirit, this robust gin is blended with cherry blossoms and nine distinct botanicals. 28|LUXEBOOK|JUNE 2023 JUNE 2023 |LUXEBOOK|29

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