Herno Gin (500ml) NV x1
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1 Trophy, 8 Gold
On the nose, Hernö Gin has a piney, even floral air. With hints of citrus and coriander, there is a clear juniper twang complimented by a big leafy floral note (meadowsweet)
To taste, this gin is first and foremost lead by this lovely freshness which lasts long after the gin has disappeared. Juniper is carried on, with some sweetness and lots of zesty lemon and citrus. More spice comes through towards the end, leading on to a peppery, piney and long finish.
Hernö Gin is made with real zeal and a careful eye that follows through from the very start. Made with only natural and organic botanicals, mainly of Swedish origin, Jon uses a wheat based spirit as his base spirit. Before distillation the spirit is macerated with juniper and coriander for 18 hours, before the other botanicals (meadowsweet, cassia, black pepper, vanilla, lingon berries, lemon peel) are added in and the whole batch is distilled. They use a single shot distillation method per batch, and cut the spirit with water drawn from their very own well before bottling - how wholesome! Each 500ml bottle is hand-labelled and signed by Jon, ready to be sent off around Sweden and Europe as the one and only Hernö Organic Gin. Talking to Jon, it's clear that the gins he and the Hernö team want to make should be so smooth that there is no need to even mix them with anything and in our opinion its mission accomplished - this is certainly a gin we'd recommend sipping over ice. With botanicals including the usual and traditional London Dry gin line-up of juniper, coriander, cassia, black pepper and lemon peel, one has to ask what the fuss is all about? In our opinion, the last three botanicals make all the difference: vanilla, meadowsweet and Nordic lingon berries add to Hernö's traditional gin flavours with additional floral touches and a rich mouthfeel. The all-organic contents, without doubt also add to the smooth character of the gin too.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $74.99 (plus delivery and handling)