By Rebecca Harris
From January 1, 2009, Hendrick’s will leave current distributors McWilliam’s Wines, which has held the distribution rights since 2007.
Owned by independent distiller William Grant & Sons Ltd, Hendrick’s will join the rest of Suntory’s portfolio, including Glenfiddich whisky, The Balvenie single malts and Grant’s scotch.
William Grant & Sons business development manager Brian Sharp said their partnership with McWilliam’s had produced great results for Hendrick’s. “(B)ut as the brand has grown to become a serious contender in the Australian gin market, the time has come to move Hendrick’s gin to join our portfolio of established spirits brands.“
Distilled in Ayrshire, Scotland, Hendrick’s is a small batch gin with a unique taste derived from the use of Bulgarian Rose extract and cucumber mash.