Love Drinks Adds Award-Winning Swedish Gin Hernö To Portfolio
Feb 1st, 2018
Certified organic and handcrafted in Sweden, Hernö has been Europe’s most awarded gin for the last five years, adding the award for World’s Best Gin 2017 at the World Drink Awards, World’s Best London Dry Gin 2017 and International Gin Producer of the Year 2017 (for the second year in a row) at the International Wine and Spirits Competition to its impressive haul this year.
Produced at Sweden’s first dedicated gin distillery based in the UNESCO world heritage area called ‘The High Coast’, Jon Hillgren, Founder and Master Distiller, created Hernö with the aim to “just make a world class gin” regardless of whether they win awards or not. The result is an artisanal range of gins crafted from natural and carefully selected organic botanicals, inspired by natural beauty, a true passionate spirit and the Swedish way of living. Speaking on the new partnership with Love Drinks Jon says: “I’m very excited to join Love Drinks and work with such an experienced and proven team. I look forward to working together to make Hernö Gin available to all juniper fans in the UK, and to bring a taste of Scandinavian hygge to the gin category.”
Kirsty Loveday (BEM), CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Love Drinks says: “We’re delighted to welcome Hernö to the portfolio and Jon and the team into the Love Drinks family. Their passion for their craft, their people and their innovation through liquid aligns perfectly with our own values and philosophy of working with the best. The gin category is still in such strong growth in the UK market, and we look forward to taking it to the next level with a truly stand-out gin.”
The Hernö core range includes London Dry Gin (40.5% ABV), Navy Strength (57% ABV), Old Tom (43% ABV), Sloe gin (ABV 30%) and a Juniper Cask gin (47% ABV) which is matured gently in unique casks made of juniper wood for 30 days before bottling. All expressions come in 50cl bottles