Hernö Juniper Cask Gin - 50cl - 47% ABV
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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 Juniper Cask -
Hernö Juniper Cask Gin is the world’s first gin matured in juniper wood casks. In order to create it, the team had to manufacture bespoke casks made of juniper wood. Hernö Juniper Cask Gin has an herbal sweetness to start followed by more intense juniper notes and a citrus peel finish. Cassia and pepper compliment the dominant juniper and vanilla but the oak crucially adds to a fuller mouthfeel. Perhaps because of this, the lingon berries are more prominent too, with the gin having a discernible jammy note unbeknown to the other Hernö offerings.