William Grant & Sons has invested £13 million to build a new Hendrick’s distillery in Scotland, as the company aims to meet the surging global demand for gin.
According to Hendrick’s, The Hendrick’s Gin Palace will double the brand’s gin production capacity and allow the brand to create new Hendrick’s gin variants in the future.
The facility will include two botanical hot houses used to cultivate a range of botanicals and flora from around the world and two new still houses.
Lesley Gracie, the master distiller for Hendrick’s said: “I’ve been distilling Hendrick’s for almost twenty years and during that time, my team and I have had the opportunity to explore and experiment on a small scale.
“However, I’m thrilled and excited to take full advantage of our wonderful new distillery and begin working on a line of experimental liquids, some of which will hopefully blossom into future releases and potential new expressions of Hendrick’s.”
Pamela Selby, global brand director for Hendrick’s added: “The Hendrick’s Gin Palace in its design and experience, is intended to inspire curiosity, open minds and serve as a platform for invention.
“It pulls back the curtain on the wondrous production method and showcases the many layers of Hendrick’s that it has become celebrated for, some humorous, others curiously intellectual, detailed and deeply meaningful.
“It represents the confidence we have in the brand that helped to kick-start the ginaissance and leading role it has played ever since.”
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