SB’s best-tasting spirits of 2020

6th January, 2021 by admin

Hernö Old Tom Gin

Gin Taste Master 2020

With its “symphony of pine, juniper and cedar”, Hernö Old Tom Gin scooped a Master medal in the Old Tom Gin flight in the Ultra Premium heat during the first of two tastings for The Gin Masters 2020. The judges were left “wanting more” after sampling the sweeter gin style.

Judge David T Smith, spirits writer and co‐founder of the Craft Distilling Expo, said: “What I always look for with Old Tom is to have extra intensity. It’s obviously gin, it’s juniper, piney, peppery; the producers haven’t just stuck sugar into it. It’s like every bit of gin has been dialled up.”

The Gin Taste Master is made from the same distilled gin as Hernö Gin, but with added meadowsweet in the distillation process, plus a dash of sugar. It is bottled at 43% ABV. Hernö Gin is the first dedicated gin distillery in Sweden and was founded by Jon Hillgren, who is the brand’s master distiller.

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