Hendrick’s Gin is one of the most popular
But let’s be honest… Hendrick’s Gin is a bit middle-of-the-road. It’s nice, but you don’t hear anyone saying “wow” after drinking it. And at £28 it’s neither great value nor particularly exciting.
In this post, I’ll be sharing my top 5 Hendrick’s alternatives…
The Best Cucumber Gins
1. Pipehouse Earl Grey & Cucumber Gin
I started Pipehouse Gin with my wife Katie and our friends Sam & Emma Priestley almost 18 months ago. Our aim was to experiment with botanical pairings to create a range of gins that are unusual yet delicious!
Our first creation was Earl Grey & Cucumber and it’s proved to be really popular in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas.
Here’s what online retailer Master of Malt had to say about Pipehouse Gin…
Pipehouse Earl Grey & Cucumber Gin is an elegant,
gin that combines the two eponymous botanicals – not a common pairing, but a delicious one nevertheless – alongside some more traditional botanicals. flavoursome
Drying juniper and tea leaves arriveMaster of Malt
first,before a refreshing hint of sweet cucumber brings balance to the palate.
Unlike Hendrick’s, P
If you like Hendrick’s Gin but you’re looking for something a bit more interesting, buy a bottle of Pipehouse Earl Grey & Cucumber Gin. You won’t be disappointed! A great alternative to Hendrick’s.
- Buy for £39 from Amazon.
2. Whitley Neill Aloe & Cucumber Gin
While we’re on the topic of interesting botanical combinations, how about Whitley Neill’s Aloe & Cucumber Gin?
Whitley Neill has a wide range of
If you love Whitley Neill’s sweet gins, this one probably isn’t for you. But it’s certainly another interesting cucumber gin and a decent Hendrick’s alternative!
- Buy for £21 from Amazon.
3. Martin Miller’s Gin
I remember the very first time I tried Martin Miller’s Gin at a bar in Tunbridge Wells. Back then I knew zero about gin and chose it because one of my school mates is called Martin Millar!
But I was very pleasantly surprised. Martin Miller’s is, of course, one of the original cucumber gins.
Martin Miller’s gin is distilled in pot stills and shipped to Iceland, where it is mixed with Icelandic spring water. It’s super smooth and much nicer (and cheaper) than Hendrick’s.
- Buy for £22 from Amazon.
4. English Drinks Company Cucumber Gin
The English Drinks Company certainly love cucumbers! The brand behind ‘Qcumber’
- Buy for £37 from Amazon.
5. Harrison Gin (Aldi)
At just £15.99, Harrison Gin is your cheapest option by far! In true Aldi-style, Harrison Gin is as identical to Hendrick’s Gin as legally possible.
In fact… It was originally called Harrison’s Gin and had a label that was even more similar to Hendrick’s
According to Aldi…
Harrison Gin is crisp and smooth with zesty botanicals, floral aromas well balanced with juniper and refreshing cucumber.Aldi
I’m yet to try it – it’s only been on the shelves for a few months – but at £15.99 it’s got to be worth a try as a Hendrick’s alternative gin!
- Buy for £15.99 from Aldi.
If you like gin, you should check out my pink gin blog post… The 5 Best Pink Gins for Summer 2019.