UP, UP and AWAY!
The Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. (affectionately known as the Amazing, Whimsical, Enchanting, Voyaging, Astounding, Nocturnal, Ascending, Interstellar, Roamer) is a towering 65-foot hot air balloon adorned in cucumbers and roses.
I had the opportunity to ride the hot air balloon as a media guest. Check out my Instagram video for a few video highlights:
While flights are limited to the lucky few Golden Ticket holders, members of the public are welcome to visit the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge featuring live music, entertainment, jazz and gin sampling.
There will be live performances on the C.O.R.G.A.N. where real, whole cucumbers generate sound in lieu of traditional keys on an organ. The real cucumbers are changed daily to ensure optimum harmony and the freshest of sound as unusual C.O.R.G.A.N.ists play in the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge both evenings.
Guests can also sample Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice – a deeply floral gin inspired by the eternal mystery of nature’s most vivid blooms on the Midsummer solstice, and will be releasing in Canada before Winter solstice in 2019.
Guests bearing a Golden Ticket also have the opportunity to visit renowned Intuitive Specialist Terri-Lynn Decker who shall conduct one-on-one energy readings.
Thereminist Theadora Feu Follet will be playing the most mysterious sonnets of sound on the Hendrick’s Gin Theremin (also known in peculiar circles as the There-gin) without even laying a physical hand on an instrument.