WORLD’S BEST GIN 2017 & WORLD’S BEST GIN & TONIC 2016
THE MOST AWARDED GIN IN EUROPE 2013-2016
Hernö Gin has been the most awarded gin in Europe for the last four years running, with 50+ international Master and Gold Medals. To add to this impressive collection, Hernö Gin has been named the world’s best gin (World Gin Awards 2017) and the world’s best gin for a gin & tonic by the world’s foremost competition in alcoholic beverages, International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC 2016). In 2016 Hernö Gin was also named Gin Producer of the year by IWSC and Gin Grand Master at Gin Masters for the 3rd time.
TOP MEDALS IN MOST PRESTIGIOUS COMPETITIONS OF THE WORLD
In 2017 Hernö Gin entered competitions outside of Europe for the first time and won a Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) as well as two times Best of Category at American Distilling Institute (ADI). Hernö Gin also won a Gold medal at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge (ISC) – This makes Hernö Gin top medal winner in no less than six of the biggest international beverage competitions in the world.
Beyond competitions Hernö Gin was ranked TOP TRENDING SPIRITS BRAND 2016 (all spirits categories) and TOP TRENDING GIN BRAND 2016 by the World’s best bar report. The report tells the habit and cocktail trends of the best bars in the world, voted by more than 400 professional bartenders. Truly amazing!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
It all started back in 1999 when Jon Hillgren went to London together with a few friends to start working as bartenders. He quickly discovered gin and instantly fell in love with it. During the years that followed, his passion for the drink evolved into gin crafting, and after copious amounts of gin tasting, academic studies and technical visits to distilleries around the world, Jon finally founded the Hernö Gin Distillery in 2011. At the time, it was Sweden’s first dedicated gin distillery and the world’s northernmost gin distillery. As testament to Jon’s dedication and passion for creating beautiful gin, Hernö was recently crowned the World’s Best Gin.
The distillery is located in the village of Dala just outside the City of Härnösand in Ångermanland, Sweden. All part of the UNESCO world heritage area called The High Coast, it is an area of real natural beauty. Jon takes inspiration from this beauty to create a truly organic, artisan gin with the finest botanicals. To stay true to its Swedish heritage, the distillery is built in a traditional Swedish manor in wood painted in red and white. British Airways’s in-flight magazine ‘Highlife’ describes it as the best distillery in the world to taste gin.