Hendrick’s Gin is proud to unveil NEPTUNIA, the latest limited release from Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Unmistakably Hendrick’s at its core and inspired by the magic of the sea, NEPTUNIA is refreshingly infused with a blend of coastal botanicals and a crisp citrus finish.
Created at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, which sits just two miles away from the rugged Ayrshire coast of southwest Scotland, NEPTUNIA was inspired by the enchanting melody of waves that entrance Ms. Gracie as she strolls the local beaches. “I find listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore really therapeutic,” said Ms. Gracie. “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 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 from coastal herbs, depth of flavor from the sea botanicals and
an unmistakably clean, bright citrus finish that lifts in a round, refreshing way that makes it Hendrick’s.”
To mark this release, Hendrick’s is launching a Magic-of-the-Sea Spa Kit to bring the refreshing nature of the sea directly into homes. Intended for groups of land-faring creatures, the spa experience comes with a Submersion Projector (creating a visual underwater atmosphere); Seashell Headphones (mimicking the aural sensation of being deep below the surface); Scottish Seaweed & Rose Exfoliating Mask (cleansing land-dwelling impurities from the skin); Oceanic Aromatherapy Candle (evoking the aroma of the rugged Ayrshire coast); and Highball Glasses and Octopus Cocktail Stirrers (hosting the undersea journey with cocktail in-hand). The kit may be purchased via the Hendrick’s Tiny Shop beginning March 1, 2022. Although a bottle of Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA is not included in the kit, magic-of-the-sea-seekers can easily obtain the limited-release gin from drizly.com.
“Although the sea has been around for millions of years, we believe this is the first time its magic has been captured in a gin,” says Vance Henderson, Hendrick’s Gin National Ambassador. “After extensive research through cocktail creation, I can confirm that NEPTUNIA is deliciously versatile. It shines when simply mixed with tonic and in highballs like a NEPTUNIA Fizz, while also serving as a beautiful base in our Bayside Sparkling Sangria.”
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 hardest working organisms that lie at its very bottom: seagrass. To sustain that oceanic enchantment, Hendrick’s, in partnership with Project Seagrass, is donating 100% of the sales from the Magic-of-the-Sea Spa Kit to help fund the conservation of seagrass meadows and raise awareness of the critical role they play in providing food and habitat for countless marine species.
Do be aware, Hendrick’s releases only one limited-edition treasure from its Cabinet of Curiosities at a time, so seize the magic of sea while you can. Residing in a classically-shaped Hendrick’s bottle with an eye-catching seafoam green label, NEPTUNIA is bottled at 43.4% ABV with a $39.99 SRP.
Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA Fizz Cocktail
2 parts Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA Gin
1 part Fresh Lime
1 part Simple Syrup
Top with Soda
3 Slices of Cucumber
Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with cucumber slices.
Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA Bayside Sparkling Sangria
8 parts Hendrick’s NEPTUNIA Gin
4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
8 parts Pineapple Juice
8 parts Falernum
1 Bottle Sparkling Wine
1 Apple Chopped
Orange Slice and Fresh Bay Leaf to Garnish
In a pitcher, combine liquid ingredients, chopped apple, and orange slices. Served chilled in wine glasses over ice and garnish with an orange slice and fresh bay leaf.