Founded Hernö Gin in 2011 with the support from family and friends. Today both his parantes work in the distillery as well as his twin sister. Jon is secretly in love with two warm and huge copper ladies.
A political scientist who decided to follow his passion to start distilling gin inspired by the Swedish nature. With a craving for nosing and tasting gins he enjoys (almost) everything that contains gin.
Elin Sahlman, Head of Paper and People
Responsible for contacts and sales regarding Swedish on and off trade. Elin takes care of everything from logistics to finance and administration. She is also very keen on gin without tonics, when not teaching her twin brother Jon, things in general.
Johan Wester, Chief Intelligence Officer
Responsible for our Visitor Centre, gin events and collaborations. Does everything in his power to make your visit to Hernö as enjoyable as possible. Keeps track and analyzes gin statistics when not sipping his favorite cocktail Last Word. Johan is also President in The Last Word Guild. Want to visit us? – Johan is your guy.
Marléne Nilsén, Chief of Visual Content
A dreamer and capturer of light, with roots in the northern forests. Born in the region of Jämtland and based in Östersund. A photographer and an artist who loves fairy tales and mist. Her inspiration comes from the nature and people she meets on the road.
Emil Åreng, Chief of First Impressions
Responsible for spreading the Hernö Gin gospel in Sweden. Cocktail inventor extraordinaire. Nordic Bartender of the Year 2017. Swedish Bartender of the year 2015. Works part time at Hernö and part time at his bar Open/Closed in Umeå. If you want a great time in your bar, book Emil for a guest appearance now!
Maria Åman, Head of Communication
Responsible for all things information, communication and meaningful messages to our market. Maria is our digital wizard and works to make sure you get the gin information you need from us. Thrilled by the opportunity to reunite the best of worlds, Maria loves to have a French 75 when life is a party.
Magnus Ernstsson, Head of Customer Experience and Travel Retail
Takes care of Hernö’s presence at fairs and expos. Working hard to make sure that you can buy Hernö Gin on boats and airports. If you are very lucky you might catch him at a cocktail bar when he is out and about and enjoying a Hernö Flip or basically anything with gin.
If you meet us at a fair you will probably have the great pleasure of having a chat with Magnus.
Yvonne and Leif, Chiefs of Behind the Scenes
Responsible for corking, labeling and batch writing, as well as everything else practical needed to be done. They started their distillery career when already retired from a long working life. An essential and vital part of the team at Hernö.
Yvonne is also our head of foraging. All botanicals for Hernö High Coast Terroir Gin are hand picked by Yvonne.