Love Drinks bolsters portfolio with two new Hernö gins

Hernö gins

UK distributor Love Drinks has added two limited edition Swedish gins from craft distillery Hernö to its portfolio.

The two new lines which have launched in the UK include Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3 ex-Ardbeg Casks and Hernö Blackcurrant Gin.

Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3 ex-Ardbeg Casks is a smoky 49.1% ABV gin that has been matured in casks previously used by Ardbeg scotch whisky.

Recommended sipped straight or over ice, the gin offers notes of sweet fruits, toffee and vanilla on the nose, while juniper comes to the forefront on the palate, accompanied by peat, toffee and pear, followed by a long smoky finish.

The second expression, Hernö Blackcurrant Gin (28% ABV), is infused with ripe blackcurrant berries which have matured for a couple of days, before being pressed and sweetened.

On the nose, the gin has notes of bright, crisp blackcurrant with jammy tartness and a soft floral sweetness, while the palate offers juniper up front followed by bold blackcurrant and a hint of green notes of the leaf.

Hernö Blackcurrant Gin is suggested served in a French 75 cocktail, which mixes the gin with champagne, lemon juice and sugar syrup.

Samantha Burke, managing director of Love Drinks, said: “With an incredible reputation around the world for its quality and innovation, Hernö continues to lead the way when it comes to unique craft gins that really capture the imagination of mixologists and consumers alike.

“Even in the face of a fierce and competitive category, Hernö goes from strength to strength so we’re excited to bring the latest creations to the UK.”

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