The powerful navy strength gin from Swedenâ€™s Herno distillery, which is a thick mouth-coasting affair.
Using the same eight certified-organic botanicals as the classic (Hungarian juniper berries, hand-peeled lemon, Swedish lingon berries, meadowsweet from the UK, Indian black pepper, cassia from Indonesia and vanilla from Madagascar) this is released at 57% - 100 proof by the UK scale.
Thereâ€™s big pine needles and wafers on the nose and the palate is thick and coating whilst remaining clean.
Lemon peel pushes through after a while with pepper and floral notes following through.
Awesome neat, this also makes a robust G&T alongside other gin-appropriate cocktails.
HernÃ¶ is located in Dala, outside HÃ¤rnÃ¶sand in Ã…ngermanland, Sweden, and has been distilling since 2011. When founded, it was both Swedenâ€™s first dedicated gin distillery and the worldâ€™s northernmost gin distillery.
Their organic gins are created in small batch productions and they have a strong claim to being Europeâ€™s most awarded gin from 2013-to-2016. Theyâ€™ve become available in the Australian market, due in no small part to their championing by local powerhouse distillery Four Pillars.