Hernö Gin has a fantastic history of great achievements at the IWSC. Only the last year Hernö Gin Distillery was awarded Boutique Distiller of the Year, the Contemporary Gin Trophy and two Gold Outstanding. At this year’s competition Hernö Gin was awarded the prestigious G&T Trophy as well as a Gold Outstanding, a Gold medal and five more medals. Hernö Gin has been the most awarded gin in Europe for the last three years running. It all started back in 1999 when Jon Hillgren went to London together with a few friends to start working as bartenders. He quickly discovered gin and instantly fell in love with it. During the years that followed, his passion for the drink evolved into gin crafting, and after copious amounts of gin tasting, academic studies and technical visits to distilleries around the world, Jon finally founded the Hernö Gin Distillery in 2011. At the time it was Sweden’s first dedicated gin distillery and the world’s northernmost gin distillery.