GinA quintessential refresher with tonic and also the base of a huge number of cocktails, the popularity of this remarkably versatile spirit continues to grow. A predominant aroma and flavour of juniper is key to gin, the rest of the ingredients and the methods of production aren't regulated. Which is where things get really interesting... Nicks Wine Merchants is the place in Australia to buy gin online. We import many lines directly and stock everything from the latest trending classifications to the finest Australian Gins. Undeniably the largest selection of Gin in Australia. Click here to learn more about Gin or subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, tastings, special offers and more.
Upon its release in 2013, Hernö was officially the first distillery in the world to age gin in casks made out of juniper wood. The spirit is matured for one month in tiny 39.25 litre barrels before being bottled at 47%. Batches typically yield about 500 bottles, each one finished with a natural beeswax seal. Tasting note: [Batch 30 tasted] Very pale straw blush. Herbal / earthy / fresh opening sniffs are also sappy, resiny, peppery and pleasingly dry. 3-4 minutes finds fresh sawn pine, potpourri and hints of eucalyptus. Creamy, with vivacious lemon myrtle, peppery juniper and thyme flavours and a flare of alcohol lifting the finish. Excellent length and balance. Ends tangy, dry, peppery, lipsmacking. Delightful. 47% Alc./Vol. Unfiltered. Other reviews... Gold medal from International Spirits and Wine Competition (IWSC).
- ABV 47%
Gold / Outstanding IWSC 2015 together with Contemporary Gin Trophy.
One in a series under Herno's 'Sipping' label which sees small gin runs matured in x whisky casks. Originally a project to attract visitors to the distillery, it started with a limited edition for the High Coast Whiskyfestival and Hernö Gin Open House. The Laphroaig version quickly sold out in Europe with Australian stocks allocated. We have less than a handful to offer. (Next years release will be matured in an Ardbeg whisky cask, so look forward to that!) Tasting note: Clear. Aromas of smoldering pine needles, peppercorns and wet campfire with developing citrus. Full bodied attack evokes smokey Fisherman's Friends, pine buds with a spike of pepper heat. Ends with light juniper, char grilled herbs and hints of Laphroaig: Ashy, prolonged with late menthol tobacco. 45.3% Alc./Vol. 787 bottles.
- ABV 45.3%