Gin 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 America
The Energy and Mining Indonesia Series of Conferences and Exhibitions which ran in September ended on a high with 42,735 trade and business visitors registering throughout Indonesia and the ASEAN region. The event consists of four specialised trade exhibitions, Electric Power and Renewable Energy Indonesia (15,371 visitors), Mining Indonesia (11,802 visitors), Oil and Gas Indonesia (10,002 visitors) and Building and Infrastructure Indonesia (5,560 visitors).A total of 2,284 exhibitors participated in the exhibition including leading players from the Energy and Mining sectors including ABB, Atlas Copco Fluidcon, Caterpillar, Daya Kobelco, Endress + Hauser, GE, Hitachi, Honeywell, Hyundai Heavy Industries, JCB, Liebherr, Mercedes Benz, MTU, Sany, Schneider, Siemens and United Tractors . The exhibitions which attracted 17 country pavilions occupied a record 57,410 m2 at the Jakarta International Expo Centre.This exhibition highlighted the huge opportunities that exist in the Energy and Mining sectors in Indonesia. Exhibitors were delighted with the results; “The best Mining show ever” said John McCue, Northern Territory Government, Australia“Well organised and provided good networking and business opportunities, we look forward to the next event in 2013” said Crystal Chan, Senior Corporate Communications Executive, Hitachi.Alongside the exhibition, two high level conferences were organised by the Indonesian Mining Association under the theme “The Challenges Under the New Mining Paradigm” which attracted 240 delegates and addressed the key issues affecting Indonesia’s mining sector.The second, organised by the Indonesian Electrical Power Society (MKI) under the theme “National Electricity Power Development ” was organised to address the challenges to meet the countries greater demand for power and energy. Over 50 Technical seminars and product demonstrations also accompanied the exhibition.The Energy and Mining Indonesia Series, which was 40% larger than the last edition will return September 11-14 2013 and space reservations have already been confirmed for 2013.