Hernö Gin was established in 2012 by Jon Hillgren. In only a short space of time, Hernö was piling up the awards and accolades. Situated in the village of Dala on Sweden's coast, Jon's philosophy revolves around pristine water and organic botanicals, the combination of which results in a purity that defines Hernö Gin.
Scandinavia's first Sloe Gin was launched by Hernö Gin in autumn of 2015. It is based on Hernö London Dry Gin and made as a traditional Sloe Gin. They let organic sloe berries rest in the gin for three months and are gently sweetened afterwards. The sloes give it a gentle dryness that is balanced with the sweetening. The original Hernö characteristics are still there, juniper forward and floral freshness. It goes very well in a gin and tonic, a French 75 or just on its own with a little ice.
Soft, floral blackthorn with a gentle sweetness of vanilla. A touch of nuttiness and mellow woody notes. A jammy sweetness up front before the flavour gradually gets dryer and tarter. Notes of meadowsweet with a floral creaminess. Hints of dried flowers and hay along with a creamy nuttiness and dry berries. Gentle, but lingering, with a little tartness.
GOLD - Global Gin Masters, 2016