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Red ants, a winning concept for Redant.

Red ants, a winning concept for Redant.

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2019 09:00 CEST

Let the challenge inspire you - it was this way of thinking that led Raphael Redant from Australia to the unfamiliar flora and fauna of the forests of The High Coast of Sweden. Following the path of creativity, he emerged as the winner of the global final of Hernö Gin Cocktail Awards 2019. His cocktail of smoked juniper wood, sea water and red ants totally blew the judges minds.

Strong success strengthens local hospitality industry.

Strong success strengthens local hospitality industry.

Blog posts   •   Jun 10, 2019 08:30 CEST

Hernö Sipping Gin is a project initiated 2016 in order to strengthen the hospitality industry in The High Coast of Sweden. Today the yearly launch of a unique matured sipping gin has become a huge success. A highly demanded product with limited access. A must have for collectors. A magnet attracting visitors.

Old Tom gin, risen with renewed youth.

Old Tom gin, risen with renewed youth.

Blog posts   •   Mar 25, 2019 15:04 CET

The origin of the Old Tom name and the iconic picture of a cat is surrounded by many mythical stories. Did a tomcat once fall into a vat of gin? Or did pubs during prohibition in England dispense gin through the mouth of a wooden cat outside the pub? Learn more about Old Tom Gin.

When you see a chance, take it!

When you see a chance, take it!

Blog posts   •   Jan 28, 2019 10:06 CET

– Call me a lucky girl! She grew up on the countryside in Poland with an essential closeness to the forest and family roots that forever has shaped who she is. Driven by heart and loving to be in motion she found her way to Norway where she is today working as bartender at Bortenfor in Oslo. Meet Ania Kulak.

Big bluish black berries on barbed wire  loved for the crimson sap they give.

Big bluish black berries on barbed wire loved for the crimson sap they give.

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2019 13:24 CET

Unapproachable, hard to get and difficult to win. Coming close to and feel the sweetness of sloeberries is associated with patience, perseverance and pain. Watch out for the thorns that will let you bleed for your love of it’s crimson sap. Big bluish black berries on barbed wire to be picked with wariness for the final reward: Hernö Sloe Gin.

Queen of Swedish gardens reigns despite of the lack of rain.

Queen of Swedish gardens reigns despite of the lack of rain.

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2018 10:00 CEST

Blackcurrant is considered as the queen of Swedish gardens and nearly one million households in the country are cultivating these super berries loaded with many good qualities. They are thriving in the Swedish cool climate that gives them a very deep purple color, a quality that is carried over to our gin based spirit drink Hernö Blackcurrant.

From five stars in Hong Kong to the land of northern lights.

From five stars in Hong Kong to the land of northern lights.

Blog posts   •   Sep 24, 2018 14:23 CEST

Slamet Haryadi, hotel mixologist at luxury five star Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong, is used to an amazing panoramic view from the 25th floor where he is working. Yet the wuthering heights in The High Coast of Sweden literally took his breath away on his way down from the mountain of Skuleberget during Hernö Gin Cocktail Awards 2018.

Beverage Manager at Stranger highlights gin classics

Beverage Manager at Stranger highlights gin classics

Blog posts   •   Aug 01, 2018 14:13 CEST

​As a little boy he dreamt of being a football player. Today Leo Lahti is playing at one of the highest levels bartendering in Sweden as Beverage Manager at multiply awarded Stranger in Gothenburg. His approach to bartending is very simple: Less is more, cocktails should be fun and complex but not complicated, he explains highlighting gin classics.

From movie star dream to star bartender reality.

From movie star dream to star bartender reality.

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2018 15:18 CEST

Devender Kumar is Bar Manager at 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong. The only Italian restaurant outside Italy in the world honoured with three Michelin stars. Growing up in a small village in India, he dreamt of being a star in the Bollywood film industry. Today he is the star in one of the best bars in the world. On 25 August he will take lead in the bar at Hernö Gin Cocktail Awards in Skule.

Bartender wonder from downunder meets Hernö Gin in the Swedish north.

Bartender wonder from downunder meets Hernö Gin in the Swedish north.

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2017 10:25 CEST

Ryan Gavin, National Bar Manager for Rockpool Dining Group in Australia, visited Hernö Gin in Sweden as a result of a collaboration with Vanguard Luxury Brands, so he could experience work in the distillery. He foraged. He distilled. He bottled. He tasted. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. And he did great. He also did special performances in three bars in Umeå and Stockholm