Hendricks’s Gin does it like no other! Hendrick’s Gin’s ever-so-curious Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher made its way into Hollywood last week with a stop at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It has been traveling across America in a ‘giant cucumber-slicer’, (a hybrid combination of a large diesel motor and a well-dressed gentleman pedaling a large-wheeled bicycle) with the sole purpose sharing the most beautifully-garnished Hendrick’s Gin cocktails to folks across America.
The vehicle commenced its maiden voyage from New York City on June 14, World Cucumber Day, and has since been making its way westward across the continent, from city to city, pausing in select locations to offer citizens “strikingly perfect garnishes, cucumber delights and other oddly refreshing activities.” It is making its way back across the U.S. See below for upcoming cities and dates to catch the Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher up close for yourself.
To celebrate the event, Hendrick’s Gin, held a fun and whimsical party at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Guests were able to try various delicious cocktails using Hendrick’s Gin which is infused with Rose and Cucumber and instilled with a supporting cast of 11 botanicals. I found Hendrick’s Gin to be the most delightful gin I’ve ever tasted.
The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher can achieve road speeds of up to 25 mph, thanks to a hybrid powertrain combining a large diesel motor and a well-dressed gentleman pedaling a large-wheeled bicycle. The 38-foot-long device relies upon an elaborate system of pneumatic tubing, interlocking gears, and rotating blades to slice up to 18 cucumbers per hour flower crowns and acrobats doing all sorts of acts around the Grand Garnisher.
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Truly a site to see on the open road, “The Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher” can achieve road speeds of up to 25 mph, thanks to a hybrid powertrain combining a large diesel motor and a well-dressed gentleman pedaling a large-wheeled bicycle. The 38-foot-long device relies upon an elaborate system of pneumatic tubing, interlocking gears and rotating blades to slice up to 18 cucumbers per hour. “It’s not the most efficient way to garnish a cocktail,” explained Stoddard, “but we do believe it is the most spectacular,” states Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Mark Stoddard.
Every drop of Hendrick’s Gin is created by a single stillman with the help of a lone apprentice working on two utterly dissimilar types of stills (a long-necked Carter-Head and plump-bellied Pot Still). Hendrick’s is infused with Rose and Cucumber and instilled with a supporting cast of 11 botanicals. It is overseen by its creator, Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, who has always been consummately peculiar.
Hendrick’s gained widespread acclaim and received numerous awards, including a Double Gold medal in the 2014 Fifty Best Gin Awards; ‘Gin of the Year’ at the Food and Wine Magazine Awards and voted ‘World’s Best Gin’ by the Wall Street Journal. Hendrick’s Gin has an ABV of 44%. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly
William Grant & Sons
William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur.
Photos By: Matt Gorrek