Scran season 3: Creating unusual gin - with Hendrick's master distiller Lesley Gracie

The latest episode of our podcast, Scran, is now live.

Published 23rd Apr 2021
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by Hendrick's master distiller Lesley Gracie who discusses how and why she created the 'unusual gin' back in the 90s.

Hendrick's is often cited as having helped kick off the current Scottish gin boom, something which Lesley also chats about.

As well as this, we find out more about her expedition to the Venezuelan Amazon rainforest and what she found there - and how it influenced a one-off gin.

Lesley also reveals her favourite way to drink Hendrick's and her inspiration behind the latest limited edition Hendrick's lunar gin.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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