May 9, 2021
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first_imgGin is easily the most magical spirit; the myriad botanical infusions invite comparisons to alchemy and the cocktails they fill are no less than elixirs of the gods. Understanding all this, Hendrick’s Gin — which is known for its unusual approach to, well, everything — has revealed an otherworldly expansion to its distillery: the Hendrick’s Gin Palace.And palatial it is. Nestled in Girvan, Scotland, at Hendrick’s headquarters, this Victorian-inspired marvel sits behind an iron-hinged door and an impenetrable brick wall. Inside, at the end of a grass-lined path, is an imposing glass and iron building with hothouses serving as its wings. These greenhouse wings hold a variety of flora that can be tinkered with in the central conservatory.But what does that mean for the gin? America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The $17 million palace also includes two still houses which have made Hendrick’s Gin over the past year. The unique stills reside under a stained glass skylight, adding to their already ethereal, anachronistic presence. The increased capacity they provide should meet the global demand for this increasingly-popular gin and any future iterations.The botanicals in the hothouses and proximity of the stills will help master distiller Lesley Gracie discover new ways to complement the existing recipe. (The on-site bar will certainly aid in any taste tests, which we humbly volunteer for.)“I’ve been distilling Hendrick’s for almost 20 years,” said Grace in a statement. “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.”One such expression is Orbium, a quininated gin offset by blue lotus blossom, which crosses the pond in early December. Orbium also adds wormwood to the mix, so it brings the notes of gin’s common companions — tonic and vermouth — to the forefront.Unfortunately, if you want to peek behind the magic curtain (or rather, the 13-foot brick wall), you’ll need to be a VIP as determined by Hendrick’s ambassadors. The exclusivity just makes the facility feel even more like a Victorian, gin-fueled, Willy Wonka fever dream. Hopefully, those restrictions will ease with time, but we’ll soon have exciting new gin to enjoy in one of these many classic gin cocktails while we wait for our golden tickets. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations Next 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best American Gin Previous 1 of 3 The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in Americalast_img read more

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first_img Cole Harbour, Halifax Regional Municipality Glooscap First Nation, Kings Co. North Mountain, Kings Co. Prospect, Halifax Regional Municipality Four Nova Scotia communities have earned this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award for their exemplary civic and community spirit. The communities being recognized in 2018 are: “I was delighted to hear that there were a significant number of applications from communities all over Nova Scotia this year,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “This volume of applications is indicative of the tremendous sense of pride that Nova Scotians have in their towns and villages. I thank all the communities that applied and I look forward to presenting the awards in the coming weeks.” The award celebrates the power, strength and diversity of vibrant communities across the province. Up to four communities are honoured each year. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee based on community applications that best fit the award’s criteria. Ryan Rutledge and Marisa DeMarco nominated the 160 businesses, 30 non-profits and 11 public schools dedicated to serving the community of Cole Harbour. “Our goal in Cole Harbour is to support residents here to be successful in reaching their full potential,” said Mr. Rutledge. “Especially to find innovative solutions that will enable our youth to stay in the community to become leaders and contributors.” Jordan Smith nominated Glooscap First Nation for the community’s spirit, gestures of goodwill and community support. “This thriving community owns its successes with each and every community member,” said Mr. Smith. “Glooscap is filled with the most optimistic people, willing to work hard to provide a better tomorrow for future generations.” Sheila Munro submitted an application in partnership with a number of organizations of North Mountain, which consists of five rural independent communities near the Bay of Fundy. “Rural communities come together to support each other through social events, and supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Ms. Munro. “The current focus in Nova Scotia on buy local, stay local has its grass roots in rural community networks. Communication in rural communities nurtures community development.” Shirley Jollimore nominated Prospect, highlighting the diversity, community engagement and connectiveness of several communities in the area. Although separated by distance, residents share tremendous pride in their home, neighbours and local businesses. “The pride our residents have in their community is demonstrated in hundreds of ways,” said Ms. Jollimore. “While each community has its own unique aspects that define them, this group of communities bands together to offer support, sharing ideas and volunteer resources whenever possible.” Communities selected for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award will be honoured at upcoming community celebrations. The Lieutenant Governor will attend the festivities to present an original piece of Nova Scotian Crystal etched with a representation of each community’s story. For more information visit, http://communityspiritaward.ca .last_img read more

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