In 1999 Jon Hillgren, along with some friends, left for London to work as a barman. Here he discovered gin, which has attracted his interest to the point of encouraging him to delve into methods and techniques of distillation, which Hillgren has learned, even following academic studies.
This is how the "Hernö Gin Distillery" was born in 2011, located in the city of Härnösand, in Sweden. Inside a traditional Swedish house, painted in white and red and with wooden floor, "Kierstin", the hand-made copper alembic, has been placed, affectionately renamed with this nickname.
Using certified and exclusively organic products, the Hernö distillery, the only gin distillery in Sweden, makes its distillates using the "one-shot" method, certainly complex and expensive, but which guarantees the final product a much higher quality.
Hernö Gin Distillery pictures