Hernö to open gin hotel and cocktail bar

Swedish brand Hernö is planning to build a gin hotel in Härnösand and open a new cocktail bar in Stockholm as part of its ambitions to turn the High Coast of Sweden into an international destination for gin lovers. The Hernö Gin Hotel will be located by the sea, close to the city of Härnösand and a 15-minute drive from the Hernö Gin distillery. The hotel will be spread across nine floors, with 120 rooms,…

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Top 10 award-winning gins

The gin category is positively thriving with game-changing bottlings and flavourful offerings. We highlight some of the top-quality expressions from our latest competition. The Spirits Business held its annual Gin Masters last month in a new format due to the Covid-19 crisis. Judges tasted the bottlings, which were packed and delivered anonymously by Wine Sorted, in their homes and discussed them through Skype to maintain physical distancing measures in the UK. Looking across multiple categories, from…

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Hernö creates Ardbeg cask-aged gin

Distributor Love Drinks has brought two new expressions from Swedish brand Hernö to the UK – including a sipping gin aged in ex-Ardbeg whisky casks. Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3 ex-Ardbeg Casks is said to have aromas of sweet fruits, floral notes and peat, plus a hint of espresso. Tasting notes for the palate include juniper, “heavy” peat, toffee and pear, with a soft, creamy texture. Bottled at 49.1% ABV, it is recommended to be sipped…

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