IBD Masterclass Speaker

Henric Molin - Founder, Spirit of Hven Distillery

Henric Molin is a chemist by education and a flavourist by heart. Often described as a “perfectionist geek”, in a good way of course. This is of course also his biggest strength, always obsessed with getting the exact wanted results, best raw materials – picked by himself if possible, best yields and casks that have been made of wood grown in the right places down to the coordinates.

Henric was born into the hospitality industry the first pioneering work was done within the wine segment late 80’s. In 1998 Henric and his wife Anja founded Backafallsbyn on the island of Hven located in the strait of Oresund between Denmark and Sweden. That eventually gave birth to Spirit of Hven a company that not only distills its own organic products but also holds its own laboratory.

In the laboratory, Henric does not just improve his own products he also consults the spirits industry globally, creates recipes for others and has dedicated the last 20 years to the science of creating scent and taste components for foodstuffs and foremost beverages.

His main work area for the last 10 years has focused on the creation, production and valuation of spirits. This incorporates developing new recipes and concepts that align trends with viable USP’s and feasible production models. Among the clients are found some of the highest valued and appraised brands in the world.