The Porter’s Store played host to a mixologist throw-down in celebration of the latest addition to Hendrick’s Gin’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Flora Adora; ‘a floral bouquet inspired by the enchanting world of botanicals’. Ahead of the evening party, we were invited down to witness the skills of the island’s cocktail shakers and makers as they battled for glory making drinks with the new spirit . We spent a hard few hours at the bar, tasting and judging innovative gin-based creations on their flavour, presentation, story, and originality. The eventual victor was cocktail-maker and OG shaker Joe Davies (who is a partner in the Hammer and Dash cocktail brand); he kept it simple and sumptuous. As you can imagine, it got a bit loose. Rumour had it people lost their cars. We’re looking forward to the next one.