Schwartzhog The word Schwartzhog roughly translates from German into the ‘Black Hog’. Schwartzhog is named after ‘the king’ of the German forest; the wild boar or Hog which has been the family crest of the Hardenberg since medieval times. The German “Qualitat – Deutsche Tradition Seit 1700″ on the label translated means “quality in the German tradtion since 1700″ reflecting the heritage and history of distillation by the Hardenberg family for over three centuries.