Hendrick’s has expanded the taste spectrum with the launch of a new experimental gin forever known as Orbium.
As a reimagining of Hendrick’s it is instilled with extracts of Quinine, Wormwood and the mysterious Blue Lotus Blossom and has an oddly exquisite flavour that sits roundly on the palate. It’s what Hendrick’s might taste like in a parallel universe.
Orbium is a new expression from Hendrick’s, created by its Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie.
Gracie possesses a fierce curiosity and an absolute skill for creating new and expansive tastes and flavours using an array of botanicals. Orbium has been born from this natural inquisitiveness and follows on from previous trade-only liquid innovations.
Orbium contains the same distillates as Hendrick’s, however the same remarkable mind that broke conventions by infusing gin with essences of cucumber and rose has now taken gin in an altogether new direction, by infusing flavours that are traditionally associated with classic gin libations; quinine found in tonic (G&T) and wormwood found in Vermouth (Martini’s). But it is not quite Orbium yet.
The addition of blue lotus blossom exquisitely balances the overall flavour and the trinity of these essences combines to create a complex gin with surprising brightness and a finish that is uncommonly long. The result is an unfamiliar taste that is oddly familiar in character, designed to open previously unexplored dimensions of gin as it spirals from floral into an altogether deeper and alluringly bitter place.
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IOL Lifestyle readers have a chance of winning one of three bottles of Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, valued at R500 each.
The competition is open to anyone residing in South Africa.
No one under the age of 18 years old is allowed to enter.
Competition closes October 9, 2020.