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Hernö Juniper Cask Gin

Hernö Juniper Cask Gin

Every now and then, we see a gin which does something so crazy, it absolutely blows our mind.  Before we even get it into our glass.

When I hear about Herno distillery’s intention to age gin in a cask made out of juniper wood, I was absolutely boggled. Firstly, and pardon this preconception held by those of us who mostly encounter these small little garden variety junipers, with scraggly winding branches that peel and flake. All in all, I didn’t think you could do anything with the bark whatsoever.

The peoples of Europe have long used juniper; however, it wasn’t quite valued as a wood product. Juniper wood has issues with the way it knots, the type of grain, and its has only come back into vogue as a source of lumber due to technology which can mitigate some of these defects. Let me quote from sawmill which specializes in juniper some of the reasons why juniper isn’t usually used for casks, and can be cost-prohibitive to do so:

“The answer is to accept juniper for what it is.  It is beautiful, local and challenging.  It is not easy, normal or boring. 

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Gin News [August 9th, 2013]

The summer brings with it beautiful weather and the occasional mini-vacation. Last Friday, I was at the beach getting a wicked sunburn [accidentally]. So the news didn’t quite make it. Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather as much as I did. Without further ado, what happened in the world of gin this week?

New Product Launches

Awards From the Field

Who Else Was Talking about Gin this Week?

Gin Reviews from Other Writers

Quote of the Week

“That made me feel a bit better about things.

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