Hernö Gin has been named the world’s best gin for a gin and tonic by the world’s foremost competition in alcoholic beverages, International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).
Hernö Gin has a fantastic history of great achievements at the IWSC. Only the last year Hernö Gin Distillery was awarded Boutique Distiller of the Year, the Contemporary Gin Trophy and two Gold Outstanding. At this year’s competition Hernö Gin was awarded the prestigious GIN & TONIC TROPHY as well as a Gold Outstanding, a Gold medal and five more medals. The International Wine and Spirits Competition is the largest and most prestigious spirits competition in the world with entries from 90 countries.
In the gin category the competition received submissions from 150 distilleries world wide. The competition has 400 global experts judging the products and each sample is judged according to its class and treated with the same care and consideration. For the Gin and Tonic category all gins were mixed with Fever-Tree Tonic, without ice or garnish.
How to make the World’s best gin and tonic – Hernö Gin and Tonic
The perfect serve for Hernö Gin and Tonic according to the award winning team behind Hernö is to use a highball glass and fill the whole glass with ice, pour 50 ml of Hernö Gin, top with tonic water and garnish with a lemon zest. To be a little more creative, add pepper to really get the herbal note in Hernö going. But be careful, not too much tonic. One part gin, maximum two parts tonic.
– I am humbled to once again earn a world class award for my gin. I see all the awards Hernö has been given the last fours years as proof of an exceptional tasting gin that redefines the perception of what gin is all about, says Jon Hillgren, Founder and Master Distiller at Hernö Gin Distillery.
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Jon Hillgren, Founder and Master Distiller, Hernö Gin Distillery
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ABOUT HERNÖ GIN
How it all begun
It all started back in 1999 when Jon Hillgren went to London together with a few friends to start working as bartenders. He quickly discovered gin and instantly fell in love with it. During the years that followed, his passion for the drink evolved into gin crafting, and after copious amounts of gin tasting, academic studies and technical visits to distilleries around the world, Jon finally founded the Hernö Gin Distillery in 2011. At the time it was Sweden’s first dedicated gin distillery and the world’s northernmost gin distillery. As testament to Jon’s dedication and passion for creating beautiful gin, Hernö was recently crowned the Gin Grand Master for the 2nd time.
Hernö Gin Distillery
The distillery is located in the village of Dala just outside the City of Härnösand in Ångermanland, Sweden. All part of the UNESCO world heritage area called Höga Kusten/The High Coast, it is an area of real natural beauty. Jon takes inspiration from this beauty to create a truly organic, artisan gin with the finest botanicals. To stay true to its Swedish heritage, the distillery is built in a traditional Swedish manor in wood painted in red and white. British Airways’s in-flight magazine ‘Highlife’ describes it as the best distillery in the world to taste gin.
Awards in the last four years
Hernö Gin has been the most awarded gin in Europe for the last three years running, with 40+ international Master and Gold Medals. To add to this impressive collection, it was recently awarded the Boutique Distillery of the Year and the Contemporary Gin Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 (IWSC) as well as two further Gold Outstanding awards.
Worlds best bars and bartenders
The Worlds best bars report 2016 tells the habits and cocktail trends of the best bars in the world, voted by more than 400 professional bartenders. Hernö Gin is by the world’s 50 best bars ranked at a Top Trending Spirits Brand (all spirits categories) and Top Trending Gin Brand.