Crafted from natural and carefully selected organic botanicals, Hernö Gin is a round and smooth London dry gin diluted to 40,5% ABV. Hernö Gin is awarded with IWSC World’s best London Dry Gin and World’s best Gin & Tonic but is also very enjoyable on its own.
NOSE: Hernö Gin has a round juniper character, fresh citrus notes and a floral complexity.
PALATE: A rich and lightly oily texture characterizes Hernö Gin. Fresh, crunchy green and spicy notes of coriander. A mellow sweetness combined with vanilla and cassia bark.
FINISH: Hernö Gin lingers on with long-lasting citrus and juniper with a hint of black pepper.
HERNÖ OLD TOM GIN
Hernö Old Tom Gin is made from the same distilled gin as Hernö Gin, but with an extra amount of Meadowsweet added in the distillation and after diluting it down to 43% we add a touch of sugar. The sweetening lifts the floral notes, releases an array of juniper and makes the gin even smoother.
NOSE: Hernö Old Tom Gin is full-bodied with woody spice. Followed by bright, juicy, juniper and floral notes.
PALATE: Super-smooth texture with a light sweetness and botanical notes. An array of juniper, green and crispy, followed by notes of pine flowers.
FINISH: A floral sweetness combined with woody spice and long-lasting juniper characterizes Hernö Old Tom Gin.
HERNÖ NAVY STRENGTH GIN
Hernö Navy Strength Gin, a bold flagship rich in flavour, is made from the same distilled gin as Hernö Gin, but diluted to 57% instead of 40,5%. The difference in aroma and taste is very clear and Hernö Navy Strength has an overall richer flavour with bolder juniper, coriander and citrus.
NOSE: Hernö Navy Strength Gin has a bold juniper character with fragrant citrus, fresh and peppery notes.
PALATE: Sappy with crisp juniper followed by spicy citrus and spring floral notes. A lot of flavour with sippable texture and a little warmth.
FINISH: Hernö Navy Strength Gin is spicy and peppery with a mellow warmth, a long and lingering, yet smooth, finish.
HERNÖ JUNIPER CASK GIN
Hernö Juniper Cask Gin, the first gin in the world matured on juniper wood casks, is made from the same distilled gin as Hernö Gin, diluted to 47% ABV and gently matured for 30 days in juniper wood casks. The maturity gives more intense juniper notes finished with a long harmonious hint of citrus peel.
NOSE: Fresh woodiness and junipery pine with soft citrus blossoms.
PALATE: A sublime thick texture with gentle dryness. A lot of green juniper upfront with herbal pepper, followed by a mild vanilla sweetness.
FINISH: Aromatic citrus and floral notes of coriander before a long lingering finish of sappy juniper.
HERNÖ HIGH COAST TERROIR GIN
In the 2018 edition of Hernö High Coast Terroir Gin parts of the base spirit comes from a malt base from our friends and neighbours Lockeby Brewery, distilled to 75% ABV and then blended with our regular wheat base alcohol of 96% ABV. Lastly distilled with botanicals from around the distillery, all handpicked by Jon’s mother Yvonne: juniper berries, spruce shoots, elderflower and rowan berries. This gin will take your mind straight to the Northern forests of Sweden.
TASTING NOTES HERNÖ HIGH COAST TERROIR GIN 2018
NOSE: Crisp, juniper up front and an array of floral notes. An underlying depth from the malt base. Fresh citrusy notes.
PALATE: A floral complexity yet a clear juniper profile. Rowan comes through at the end and gives a freshness. A dry but rich mouthfeel.
FINISH: Elderflower and long-lasting juniper, a little warmth and peppery notes. Sweetness from the spruce shoots.
2016, 212 bottles, 45,5% ABV, sold out.
2017, 399 bottles, 44,1% ABV, sold out.
2018, 1.058 bottles, 46,8% ABV, sold out.
Hernö Blackcurrant is a spirit drink made from Hernö Gin that has been infused with bucketfuls of ripe blackcurrant berries. Matured for a couple of days with the berries and then pressed. Finally sweetened to enhance all the flavours of the fruit. Enjoyable on its own and lovely to serve in a French 75.
NOSE: Bright, crisp blackcurrant with a hint of jammy tartness and a soft floral sweetness.
PALATE: Juniper up front followed by an emerging range of complex flavours of the fruit, bold blackcurrant and sweetness with a hint of green notes of the leaf.
FINISH: A long finish, with a definite dry tartness and a touch of acidity followed by a hint of nuttiness.
2016, 2.010 bottles, 28% ABV, sold out.
2017, 2.000 bottles, 28% ABV, sold out.
2018, 900 bottles, 28% ABV, sold out.
HERNÖ SLOE GIN
Hernö Sloe Gin is made from Hernö Gin and infused with organic sloe berries as a traditional Sloe Gin. A ruby red dream matured for three months together with ripe berries. Finally sweetened to achieve the perfect balance between the gentle dryness of the sloes and the floral freshness of Hernö Gin. Enjoyable on its own and goes very well in a Gin and Tonic.
NOSE: Soft, floral blackthorn with a gentle sweetness of vanilla. A touch of nuttiness and mellow woody notes.
PALATE: A jammy sweetness up front before the flavour gradually gets dryer and tarter. Notes of meadowsweet with a floral creaminess.
FINISH: Hints of dried flowers and hay along with a creamy nuttiness and dry berries. Gentle, but lingering, with a little tartness.
Editions: Produced in batches of about 1 800 bottles, 30% ABV.
HERNÖ SIPPING GIN
Hernö Sipping Gin, cask matured Hernö Gin aged in casks used before to refine other goodies, is a unique project to strengthen the tourism in our region and attract visitors to our little corner of the world. The launch of this limited edition rewards people who visit High Coast Whiskyfestival and Hernö Gin Open House by giving visitors the first opportunity to order.
For the 2019 years edition we wanted to go even bolder than the year before. So we let our classic Hernö Gin mature in a cask previously used by Ardbeg. The result? Clear and light straw in color, yet a heavy player with strength, dark in taste.
TASTING NOTES HERNÖ SIPPING GIN 2019
NOSE: Sweet fruits, a floral touch and peat as well as a hint of espresso. Underlying toffee and vanilla yet fresh citrus and a green pine.
PALATE: Juniper upfront accompanied by heavy peat and sweet toffee and pear. Peppery and gives off a little heat. A soft creamy texture.
FINISH: Long lingering smoke. It flourishes into juniper and cassia and fruity notes. A dry long salty finish.
2016, Hernö Sipping Gin #1.0. Box Whisky Cask 152. 522 bottles. 48,1% ABV. Sold out.
2017, Hernö Sipping Gin #1.1. Box Sherry Cask. 756 bottles. 46,3% ABV. Sold out.
2018, Hernö Sipping Gin #1.2. Laphroaig Cask. 787 bottles. 45,3% ABV. Sold out.
2019, Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3. Ardbeg Cask. 1.904 bottles. 49,1% ABV. To be launched on 28 June.
DRY ISLAND GIN
When two of the world’s most innovative and victorious gin creators meet to distill some gin together the result is a gin influenced by the flora in two different parts of the world. Australia and Sweden. Four Pillars and Hernö Gin. Jon Hillgren and Cameron Mackenzie. Distinct citrus with a hint of meadowsweet and roasted wattleseed sum up the taste experience.
2018, Dry Island Gin. 1 404 bottles. 42,8% ABV.
HERNÖ JOLIE ROUGE DRY GIN
Meet Hernö Jolie Rouge Dry Gin, the first launch in our creative series Interpretations by Hernö Gin. The Caribbean. Jamaica, hot and humid, dark and dangerous. We are not talking about the gin, but its origin. It is now long since Jolie Rouge according to the myth ravaged the sea and shores of this Caribbean pearl. But the stories of her and how she lived is still in our minds. Whether it’s Jolie Rouge or Jolly Roger we still feel intrigued by the power of history. This is our interpretation of how a gin matured in a rum cask might have tasted a few hundred years ago.
TASTING NOTES HERNÖ JOLIE ROUGE GIN 2019
NOSE: Summer fruits with fresh citrus, spicy notes of coriander and pepper. A floral touch that leads the mind to the northern forests, deep cassia.
PALATE: Crunchy juniper upfront, spice and sweet flowers with underlying notes of cinnamon and tropical fruits.
FINISH: The sweet notes subside and a light tart, almost bitter finish. Oak and hints of vanilla. A dry long finish.
2019, Hernö Jolie Rouge Dry Gin. 849 bottles. 45,2% ABV. Sold out.