I heard some talk about Hendrick's Gin being the best gin around. It is produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Scotland and was launched in 1999. I thought I'd check it out. It wasn't availiable at the local liquor store so I made a trek to the mecca, Tanakaya in Meijiro. It is a different taste from Bombay Sapphire, which is my standard. Instead of the spicy botanical taste, it has a smoother cucumber and rose flavor. It is a nic echange of pace, but not sure its worth ¥4100 per bottle, when Bombay Sapphire is under ¥2000. That being siad I like the old timey bottle design.