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Free G&Ts on offer at The Botanist as Gin Journey arrives in Newcastle; If you're partial to a gin and tonic you might want to head to The Botanist in Newcastle on Friday.

Byline: Simon Duke

Hendrick's gin expert is visiting Newcastle today as part of a Gin Journey across the UKa nd there's free drinks to be had!

The gin extraordinaire -- Dr Adam Silas Brian 'FiFi' Wolfryck Templeton -- left Hendrick's Gin Palace in Girvan, South Ayrshire just before 5am on Friday morning as he set out to share his 'case of curiosities' with curious gin tasters and explorers at The Botanist bars nationwide.

The Gin Journey will see him visit The Botanist bars in six different cities and towns, covering 400 miles in just 15 hours. The gin extraordinaire will be swapping between rail and road as he races on trains and taxis from Scotland toNewcastle,Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cheltenham and finishing in Reading before the sun sets on the Summer Solstice.

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His journey celebrates the mysterious blooms of the Summer Solstice, which inspired the creation of Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice Gin. The limited-edition, deeply floral gin is the first release from master distiller Leslie Gracie's Cabinet of Curiosities.

It's a refreshing take on the Hendrick's house style and is a tribute to the Summer Solstice when botanicals and flowers are believed to be at their most powerful.

When the gin extraordinaire arrives at The Botanist Newcastle he'll unlock his own 'case of curiosities', sharing Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice gin and signaling a round of 21 free G&Ts for customers.

These will be served on a first come first served basis, with the giveaway set to start at 6.21pm.

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In a nod to the gin's secretive selection of floral essences and botanicals, the gin extraordinaire will also be swapping secrets of the perfect serve with The Botanist's bartending experts to create a limited-edition Midsummer Solstice G&T, which will only be available this summer.

Lauren Allen-Maher, Group Brand Manager at The New World Trading Company, owner of The Botanist, commented: "The Midsummer Gin Journey unites the botanical inspiration of both Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice and The Botanist bars.

"With such an instinct for exploring, this exciting journey is the perfect way to celebrate the limited-edition availability of the gin and will bring the summer spirit to our guests in The Botanist Newcastle."

Charlotte Philips, Brand Manager, Hendrick's Gin, added: "Midsummer Solstice Gin shares the same ethos of experimentation and innovation as The Botanist.

"Together, we are able to celebrate the gin on the Summer Solstice, taking it on a taste adventure across the country and sharing its enchanting floral flavour with adventurous gin lovers."

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Title Annotation:What's On
Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
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Date:Jun 21, 2019
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