Scandinavia’s first Sloe Gin was launched by Hernö Gin in autumn of 2015. It is based on Hernö London Dry Gin and made as a traditional Sloe Gin. They let organic sloe berries rest in the gin for three months and are gently sweetened afterwards. The sloes give it a gentle dryness that is balanced with the sweeting. The original Hernö characteristics are still there, juniper forward and floral freshness. It goes very well in a gin and tonic, a French 75 or just on its own with a little ice.
Nose: Soft, floral blackthorn with a gentle sweetness of vanilla. A touch of nuttiness and mellow woody notes.
Palate: A jammy sweetness up front before the flavour gradually gets dryer and tarter. Notes of meadowsweet with a floral creaminess.
Finish: Hints of dried flowers and hay along with a creamy nuttiness and dry berries. Gentle, but lingering, with a little tartness.