Hendrick’s, a most unusual gin infused with the curious yet marvellous essences of cucumber and rose, has embarked on a horticultural quest to create and cultivate a world-first Australian cucumber. Nurtured by social media and grown in an environment composed of this country’s most iconic ingredients, the ‘Unusually Australian Cucumber’ is set to be the most unique cucumber in history.
The first stage, which saw thousands of cucumber lovers and Hendrick’s Gin enthusiasts vote for quintessentially Australian ingredients to cultivate the soil, is now complete. The results are now in, and the Unusually Australian Cucumber will be officially grown with Emu Poop, Yabby Shells and Simpson Desert Soil.
Robyn McConchie, Professor of Horticulture and Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney, says, “Although it may seem like a peculiar combination, these ingredients will all play a role in the scientific uniqueness of Hendrick’s ‘Unusually Australian Cucumber’. The nitrogen found in the Emu Poop will assist with growth, the calcium in the Yabby Shells will increase flavour, whilst the phosphorus in the Simpson Desert Soil will help establish the crop.”
Morgan Flanagan, Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador, has sourced the winning ingredients, and delivered them to the specially designed Hendrick’s Greenhouse. From here, the cultivated and one-of-a-kind species will be exposed to an array of uncommon scientific treatments that will truly make the ‘Unusually Australian Cucumber’ the most unique cucumber in history. To follow Morgan’s sourcing journey and the growth of the ‘Unusually Australian Cucumber’ visit www.facebook.com/hendricksgin
Hendrick’s is one of the world’s most loved super premium gins. Handcrafted by William Grant & Sons, Hendrick’s Gin is proudly distilled in miniscule batches in the seaside village of Girvan, Scotland, with a unique mix of botanicals before being infused with rose and cucumber. It creates a flavour unlike any other gin in the world.