By: Kenneth (21) 9/1/2013Cheers!(1)
This is an excellent, smooth-sipping concoction. Never would have guessed that the rose and cucumber flavors complement each other so well. Five stars all the way.
By: Quetzal (56) 8/12/2013Cheers!(1)
(4 out of 5). I love Hendrick's as a sipping gin. Honestly I'm not that big into cocktails, and tend to drink things neat, and, like NeatPour, I drink this like a whiskey. It's very complex, mixing rose and cucumber with your typical gin botanicals, and makes a very interesting dram. Also, I adore the bottle. About $30 in my area.
By: NeatPour (111) 8/6/2013Cheers!(2)
Tons of reviews here, basically if you want an ubersmooth mixing gin go with plymouth. If you want a more complex sipping gin (or didn't realize such a thing existed? I know i didn't...) than this is your guy. Try him straight up & chew him around like a nice scotch and sit back and enjoy! It's plenty smooth but with some interesting flavors. I haven't mixed so I can't talk about how those delicate flavors come through in a drink but neat this guy is a gin rock star
By: StevenSauce (32) 2/8/2013Cheers!(0)
Good stuff but not as outstanding as many claim imo.
Cucumber and Roses are the dominant flavors and just a little bit of juniper. Smooth but a bit too oily.
Interesting gin but i prefer Sapphire and Plymouth over this one, Hendricks is more a once-in-a-while-gin, and certainly not as good value as Sapph or Ply.
By: Ginrules (1) 1/11/2013Cheers!(1)
Horrible - like drinking rose perfume.
Unconscionable that anyone should call this repellent dreck gin.
For a real gin, try Plymouth the Smooth English Gin, which Winston Churchill favored. New Amsterdam No. 485 Straight Gin is a close second.
For a classic London dry gin, it's hard to beat Beefeater.
By: shanksmd (3) 12/23/2012Cheers!(3)
Best gin Ive ever tasted and the only one I can enjoy straight over ice, but also delicious mixed with tonic. Great nose and very clean and smooth. Perfect warm weather replacement for scotch lovers.
By: tequilaguy (15) 11/6/2012Cheers!(2)
Bottle: I love the medicine bottle look, and appreicate the cork top. The heavy dark glass is nice and feels expensive in your hand.
Nose: Cucumber! Juniper and Citrus are there but not over powering
Flavor: Again the Cucumber is present, clean flavors that set this apart from most gins, the Juniper is still there but diffentely not the main player. Citrus is a small note, but still a smooth finish
Overall: The best gin ive had! Must have a bottle at all times and for a mid-range priced bottle it has more character and taste then any other in its range. Great flavor and amazing in gin and tonics!
By: StanMemTn (67) 9/11/2012Cheers!(4)
Just wonderful. I do enjoy juniper in a gin, yet somehow this is still tops in my book. A classic spirit.
By: TimeToGoHome (32) 8/28/2012Cheers!(0)
Tried it neat even though I don't like gin. This is smooth and tasty. you can drink neat or try in a martini.
By: Adamj (2) 04/19/2012Cheers!(2)
Just tried it for the first time in a martini. Just sublimely awesome. I love the whole flavor profile. It has a little after heat it great aromatics and flavor.
By: bearmark (20) 03/31/2012Cheers!(3)
Wow! This makes Bombay Sapphire taste diluted. The flavor is fantastic and the cucumber notes are apparent.
By: 2OOO (2) 2/12/2012Cheers!(1)
Make a Gin and Tonic using Hendricks and Schweppes *Diet* Tonic Water, and the waves of different flavors will bitch-slap your taste buds into next week. For Hendricks, quinine and saccharin are just building blocks for better taste.
Have a few Hendricks Martinis, and you will finally discover a truly "clean" Gin; as in "how I feel the day after", versus "how smooth did the Gin go down".
By: kingofsmack (1) 12/06/2011Cheers!(2)
Ive heard the described as the gin for people that dont like gin, but I disagree. Having been a gin drinker for most of my adult life I see it as so much more. Smooth enough to mix in a martini or with tonic, yet complex enough to drink straight. The infusion of cucumber and rose and a unique element that isnt found in any other gin. Before I discovered Hendricks (thanks to proof 66!) the only gin I kept in my liqueur cabinet was Bombay Sapphire. I hate to say it but it has now been replaced. Oh, and the fact that they use a cork is pretty cool too!
By: quaygang (12) 09/17/2011Cheers!(1)
Its a little lighter and brighter than gins like Boodles and Beefeaters, and makes an almost peerless Martini (although, Boodles still win by a nose). My only point in adding to the reviews thus far added here is simple: Give me olives, or give me death. Forgive the bad historical reference, but whether or not the cucumber works well, I want olives in my Martini.
By: ehotonic (14) 9/7/2011Cheers!(2)
This is just the best gin out there, period, despite it being one of the "modern" styles (i.e. they don't go crazy with the juniper, and it doesn't taste very piney). I was a purist when it came to gins, but I went to the bar to try a Hendrick's martini... and it came with a cucumber in it... after the first sip I was a convert. (P.S. You don't _have_ to do the cucumber thing, but this gin definitely has a note of it in there.)
It's pricey, though...but a really outstanding example of a modern gin, so much so it puts its ancestors in their place!
By: degbert (123) 9/1/2011Cheers!(1)
Delicious. But not a traditional gin at all; do not buy this for your Bombay martini drinking uncle. Instead, buy it for yourself. But my advice to my customers is always 'Try it first' at a bar or restaurant.
By: kls (2) 07/09/2011Cheers!(1)
Love this Gin. For anyone that isnt a juniper fan (pine needle flavor) this is the Gin for you. The cucumber and rose flavor are great for a nice summer cocktail.
By: Allan (101) 5/7/2011Cheers!(2)
Wasn't a gin drinker at all until I tried this one.Now Hendricks G&T is my favorite drink. I've back tracked and tried alot of gins since Hendricks and nothing else is even in the ballpark.
By: laflavor (13) 03/27/2011Cheers!(2)
This started my love affair for quality spirits...dont mix a thing...it isnt one of the best gins rather it is one of the best bottles of anything I have tasted...period
By: TheSippingLife (112) 3/15/2011Cheers!(2)
Hendricks is a whisky drinkers gin. I have yet to have another gin so complex and full of character. The bottle marketing does use a bit of bombastic language in reference to the taste, but forget that: Hendricks is a strange and very good animal in the gin community, and worth a taste by any serious or aspiring sipper. I can recommend it more.
By: seneca2323 (16) 11/23/2010Cheers!(0)
Good stuff. Not overly a gin fan either.
By: ChrisCarlsson (328) 8/28/2010Cheers!(0)
A very different gin from the usual and a refreshing break from the tyranny of juniper. A different, lighter, more aromatic take on one of my favorite substances. A wonderful alternative gin for an alternative mood. Also like many Grant products quite affordable compared to the competition and easy to find in many stores.
By: Beachluv24 (6) 8/7/2010Cheers!(0)
By far my favorite gin! Most gins have a strange chemical taste. Hendricks is just too good and perfect for making olive martinis!
By: AspiringAdvocate (2) 6/27/2010Cheers!(1)
In the world of gins, Hendrick's Gin has proven to be an unbeaten champion. The Hendrick's G&T is my go to drink for a relaxing afternoon or evening sip.
By: toddschwiesow (15) 3/12/2010Cheers!(1)
This stuff is AWESOME. Drink more... Makes me wish I was an alcoholic
By: Phizbin (176) 1/12/2010Cheers!(1)
When I drink it, it makes me think of...
dominoes. It reminds me of dominoes. Because when I drink it, the flavors start cascading from the front, to the back, to the bit of cucumber. And w/ the cucumber, my evening becomes complete. Very interesting; very nice.
It tastes best when you...
This is a martini gin. Strictly a martini gin. As the label suggests, drink it w/ a slice of cucumber.
If the distiller was in front of me, I would tell him/her...
You got big, brass balls, dude. Or ma'am.
Additional Comments: I say that far more than "1 out of 1,000" would prefer this gin. it's not my favorite gin... but it's definitely a good one. Perfect for a change-of-pace. A booty call gin, if you like.
By: Irishman (218) 1/12/2010Cheers!(1)
It tastes best when you...
prepare it in a classic dry martini with a slice of cucumber instead of olives.
Additional Comments: This is a very highly rated and very tasty gin. It is considered a modern gin with a more complex flavor, but the complexity is not overwhelming like some of the other "modern" gins. This gin is very crisp and clean on entry and on the finish and perfectly executed with a fresh slice of cucumber at the end.