Hendrick's Orbium Gin
Hendrick's // Scotland
Released in May 2017 to the UK, this Hendrick's release was created by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie. The same distillate as their standard Hendrick's Gin is used, but this gin has added extracts of quinine, wormwood, and blue lotus blossom. Orbium is the plural for "orbis", Latin for "circle" and is said to represent the “spherical round taste” that Gracie refers to when describing Hendrick’s house style. Only 4000 bottles were produced with initial bottles being sold at bars on-premise. Update: As of December 2018, this product is available in the US.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"Distinctively Hendrick’s but with an unusual twist. Pungent notes of earthy juniper – think walking through a pine forest after a rain storm! The palate is very floral forward with a surprising note of absinthe. The finish starts off sweet is long and then a hint of bitter quinine shows up at the end. A smooth and complex gin that can be enjoyed on ice or with club soda."