Always a good day when I get to sit down and do nothing but enjoy a G&T with a superb gin! Today‘s gin is the absolutely delicious Swedish Hernö Gin. Known amongst gin lovers, but not widely spread. It’s a shame because it is fantastically refreshing. I try to introduce as many people as I can to them.
This is a highly awarded gin from the High Coast of Sweden, and the first dedicated gin distillery in the country. Definitely a distillery I would love to visit one day, the pictures just look so serene. Built in the middle of nowhere in a converted 1800’s farm to hold their hand hammered copper stills. Also, the more I read about them the more it shows their welcoming nature and sense of community. That’s fantastic. Their passion shines through not only in their final product, but also in they way they do business.
The soil there is fantastic there to produce the natural ingredients used in the crafting of this gin. The gin by itself is such an easy drinking liquid that you really don’t need any additions. Anything added would just be something special. The core Hernö Dry Gin is an incredibly smooth London dry. Not too oily, incredibly fresh with slight vanilla and a nice bite of the coriander. Like a fresh and tasty garden in a glass.
No surprise it was the most awarded gin at the Gin Masters 2013.
Try out this cocktail suggestion from Hernö.
Dance like a butterfly
A light kiss with a taste of honey under the mistletoe. Ethereal. Like freshly fallen snow. Soft. Volatile. Seductive. Can you feel the butterflies?
50 ml Hernö Gin
20 ml honey water
20 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake gin, honey water and fresh lemon juice. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with vanilla foam and a pinch of salt.
Dissolve two parts honey in one part warm water.
3 dl sugar
3 dl water
1 vanilla pod
1 leaf of gelatine
Cook sugar and water. Mix in gelantine and add the vanilla pod. Rest for an hour. Strain and pour into a soda siphon.