The Perilous Botanical Quest
Gin awards man with the same name (how odd)
We invite you to peruse the winning unusual offering,
chosen by Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie.
As you will surely note, it comes from a gentleman un-ironically named Stuart Hendrick, who rather brazenly rhymes 'remorse' with 'horse'. We shall soon transport Mr. Hendrick to our distiller to partake in untold delights.
Stuart Hendrick's winning poem
My name it is Hendrick, believe it or no,
And rest ye assured that to Girvan I'd go,
But that bold fellow Grant will afford me no aid
To come up there and see where my namesake is made
So I'll pour a libation. A curse on his games!
I'll attempt to forget the unfairness of names.
But I offer this picture to ease the remorse
Of anyone else who must flog a dead horse.
Meet the world's greatest living explorer
(and the man who taught us to eat worms for breakfast)
We sent our master distiller and global ambassador to the rainforest to forage for botanicals guided by Charles Brewer Carias, the adventurer who has discovered an entire sunken fleet of ships, species of scorpions and the world’s largest quartzite cave.
Knackered and drenched but not bitten, watch us pursue botanicals, elude tigers (and not touch caterpillars)
Watch as our adventurers put on a brave face and search for botanicals that taste sublime and will not likely kill them.
Witness David Piper bite the heads off ants, channel gods and learn the art of the blowgun
Enjoy watching as our global ambassador immerses himself in the lovely indigenous culture of Kanaracuni.
Watch us create gin from jungle plants (and the debut of the venezuelan guyana's first cocktail bar)
Wherein master distiller Leslie Gracie and global ambassador David Piper gather odd plants, make many distillation attempts, bathe in leech-infested waters and create a rather extraordinary martini.
Charles the Great
For a sneak preview of the chronicles of our quest we invite you to click on the thumbnails below: