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6th January, 2021 by admin

Hernö Gin Distillery

Gin Grand Master 2020

Number of medals: 8

Swedish producer Hernö Gin Distillery has garnered a robust reputation for its various gin offerings. With its eye‐catching cat‐adorned labels, the liquid inside the bottle is sure to impress.

In the first of two Gin Masters tastings, another result of the pandemic, Hernö Gin Distillery won eight medals – six of which were Masters. Master medallist Hernö Pink Btl Gin was described as “very bright and complex”, while Hernö Juniper Cask Gin was celebrated for its “lovely cedar notes”. Other medals came from the Ultra Premium, London Dry, Cask Aged, Navy Strength and Sloe Gin heats.

Hernö Gin was the first dedicated gin distillery to open in Sweden, founded by Jon Hillgren, who is also master distiller. Hillgren acquired an 19th‐century farm in Dala, on the High Coast of Sweden, to build his distillery.

Today, the brand is said to be the most awarded gin in Europe. The organic range is made from natural botanicals, distilled in the company’s copper stills, called Kierstin and Marit. Other expressions in the Hernö range include the award‐winning Hernö Old Tom Gin.

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