Hernö Navy Strength Gin - 50cl - 57% ABV
Hernö was a project waiting to happen. Based in the village of Dala, near the City of Härnösand, Jon Hillgren had discussed his passionate dream for a gin distillery with friends for many years before finally making it all a reality when he ordered and received a German copper pot still in May 2012. Kierstin is her name and at 250 Litres she is a small batch beauty, but oh boy does she deliver.
Hernö Navy Strength -
To taste, pronounced pepper and spice surge on the palate with the ABV announcing its presence. The Hernö DNA emerges shortly after and the leafy notes of meadowsweet, resinous juniper and lemony coriander seed compliment each other in a well rounded gin. It shines when it’s used in cocktails, with the higher ABV asserting itself on classics in a way that the London Dry just can’t. Gimlets, Pink Gins and even a Hot Toddy are exceptional with this drink. The smoothness of the spirit masks the 57% ABV and the clarity of flavours are remarkably clear.