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Wandering in the Wild of the Venezuelan Rainforest Searching for Botanicals Whilst Trying Not to Touch Caterpillars

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Our fellow explorers over at Hendrick’s Gin have been up to some very interesting things, taking an expedition to Venezuela in search of a mysterious botanical with veteran explorer Charles Brewer Carias! Here is part two of the article series documenting the ‘Hendrick’s Perilous Botanical Quest’: 

Watch as the ‘Hendrick’s Perilous Botanical Quest’ adventurers put on a brave face and search for botanicals that taste sublime and will not likely kill them…

Since Hendrick’s broke new ground with its most peculiar cucumber and rose petal infused gin, Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, has continued to tinker away, experimenting with all manner of wondrous spirits and natural ingredients to seek out unusual and interesting flavours for imbibing.

Her continuous curiosity and devoted pursuit of the extraordinary saw her and Global Ambassador, David Piper embark on a marvelous endeavour last year – an intrepid expedition to the depths of the Venezuelan rainforest. They ventured to the home of some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world in pursuit of a remarkable and decidedly delectable botanical with which to create an incredibly limited batch of Hendrick’s Gin.

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Under the stewardship of Mr. Charles Brewer Carias, one of the world’s most distinguished mustachioed explorers, and renowned expert botanist, Francisco Delascio, Lesley and David trekked through the remote wilderness of the rainforest on a search for a most extraordinary botanical. Over the course of the expedition, the team covered several different terrains of the Guayana Highlands, from savannahs and mountain foots to riverbanks and the deep rainforest. Drenched from the frequent torrential downpours and usually exhausted from the previous day of trekking, the expedition team needed to keep a weary eye out for any potentially dangerous rainforest ‘friends’.

Find out more about the Hendrick’s Perilous Botanical Quest at http://www.hendricksgin.com/ More to come in articles three and four!

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