Hernö Gin

London Dry Gin

Hernö // Sweden

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.33
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 30 )

Hernö Distillery is located in Dala, Sweden near the eastern coast. It is made in a one-shot method and only adds water which they source from their own well to bring the gin down to 40.5% ABV. They use 8 botanicals, all of which are certified organic and include fresh lemon peel which they peel by hand, lingonberries, meadowsweet, and black pepper. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S., but can be found in many European countries.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.5
  • London Dry Gin
    Neutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"Berries along with the fresh lemon scent are first to appear. This is quickly followed by piney juniper and a gentle meadowsweet floral scent. The palate tames the berries, but ups the ante on the juniper and black pepper. There's a softness on the body of the gin and the botanicals work together to present a spring-like fragrance with a bite of juniper. Really well done with the only "complaint" being that the proof could be just a tad higher. Serve in a sour cocktail presentation like a gin fizz."

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