The Hendrick’s Gin duet of soar and score features the wondrous 65-foot A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. hot air balloon as it takes its maiden voyage on the Canadian west coast.
Hendrick’s Gin proudly opens the magical doors to its Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge today, August 2nd, and tomorrow, August 3rd, 2019, at the first-ever Honda Celebration of Light Downtown, presenting festival guests with an ocular and auditory spectacle.
For the first time in history, from the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby St., the Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. will take guests on a most unusual quest, sharing copious curiosities and whimsical wonders both in the skies and on the streets.
“The Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. is a magical journey into an unparalleled world of whimsy,” comments Jessica Mieczkowska, Canadian Brand Manager, Hendrick’s Gin. “We are elated to bring our multi-sensory Hendrick’s Gin experience to the west coast and look forward to enchanting guests with the many wonders inside our Portal of Peculiarity.”
THE JOURNEY OF WHIMSICAL WONDERS WITH HENDRICK’S GIN:
August 2nd and 3rd, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
THE PATHWAY TO THE PECULIAR
The foray into the world of whimsy shall commence at the entrance of the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge where guests shall be greeted by the elegant Madame A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R.!
Those guests bearing the rare Golden Tickets (affectionately referred to as Gifts of Gold), shall be escorted by one of the Hendrick’s Gin 11 botanicals into the unparalleled world of Hendrick’s Gin to prepare for their voyage aboard the A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R.
THE REVEL OF ROSES
In honour of the most beautiful blossom to grace the earth, a lovely revel of roses shall greet guests for their ocular, pictorial, and olfactory pleasure!
THE CURIOUS C.O.R.G.A.N.
Elevating the senses is the wondrous auditory pleasure of the world’s only C.O.R.G.A.N., a Cucumber Organ of Remarkably Glorious Auditory Nirvana! The C.O.R.G.A.N. is a one-of-a-kind musical instrument which consists of 49 real, whole cucumber keys that create a cucumberous musical tone when touched.
Accompanying the whimsical score of the C.O.R.G.A.N., is the Theremin, (affectionately referred to as the Hendrick’s Gin There-gin) a most curious contraption on which thereminist Theadora Feu Follet shall play the most melodious melodies without even laying a physical hand on an instrument!
THE INTUITIVE INTERVAL
With the wonders of whimsy, one might get weary! Golden Ticket Guests are invited to take a pause from the peculiar to go inward with a special reading with Renowned Intuitive Specialist Terri-Lynn Decker.
The great oracle shall conduct special energy readings, giving guests a rare perspective into their past, present and future.
THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
The journey continues with a glimpse into the Hendrick’s Gin Cabinet of Curiosities followed by a special tasting of Hendrick’s Gin “Midsummer Solstice” for Golden Ticket Guests!
Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is 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. This tasting marks the first time it shall be sampled on the west coast.
Other festive libations to please the palate of wondrous travelers shall include Hendrick’s Gin tea cup G & Ts with cucumber.
THE MOST MAGICAL MOMENT WITH THE HENDRICK’S GIN A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R.
Once boarding commences for the Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. (Amazing, Whimsical, Enchanting, Voyaging, Astounding, Nocturnal, Ascending, Interstellar, Roamer), the magic shall elevate to new heights! Madame Departures shall escort Golden Ticket Guests to a perfectly peculiar basket suited for a faction of four.
Guests will then journey to an unconventional height of 44 ¼ cucumbers into the evening sky to observe the Vancouver skyline from a view often only accessible to our favorite feathered friends.
“We strive to curate experiences that captivate the curiously odd,” adds Alvin P. Ramchurn, National Brand Ambassador, Hendrick’s Gin. “We look forward to delighting guests in true Hendrick’s fashion during the inaugural Honda Celebration of Light Downtown.”
The Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. will be tethered at the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery during the 2019 Honda Celebration of Light on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. Flights will take place in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (based on wind patterns) and all guests bearing a Golden Ticket will have the opportunity to ride. Festival goers can visit the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge as well as enter onsite for a chance to win a pair of Golden Tickets on both evenings. No purchase is necessary, and entrants must be of legal drinking age in British Columbia to win and ride.
To learn more about the whimsical world of Hendrick’s Gin globally, please visit www.hendricksgin.com.