Masahiro Okinawa Japanese Craft Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Masahiro
  • Age NAS
  • Style Japanese Gin
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus zest
  • floral
  • juniper
  • bittersweet
  • pepper
  • mineral
  • spicy
  • herbs
  • dry

Masahiro

Okinawa Japanese Craft Gin (0.7l, 47%)
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Unique terroir. Unique J-Gin.

The Masahiro Distillery goes way back. It was around 1883 that Shozoku Higa, a renowned chef on Okinawa, the southernmost of the Japanese main islands, was granted the license to produce rice Spirits or Awamori. But it was his son Shobun Higa that ended up taking distilling. Today, more than a century later, their passion lives through Okinawa's first craft Gin ― the Masahiro Gin.

Masahiro Gin is crafted in the same way that local rice Spirits get distilled, using a vertical and horizontal still, resulting in a unique Japanese Spirit. Naturally, the botanicals reflect the terroir as well, the juniper berries being joined by 5 ingredients that reflect Okinawa's position between 2 oceans that have made the island a crossroads of different cultures: the local shekwasha citrus fruit, guava leaves, goya, hibiscus, and Javanese long pepper. But it isn't just the expertise, tradition, and Japanese culture that makes Masahiro Gin. It was also the seasonal wind that whips up Okinawa that breathed its magic into the very first drops that were distilled in 2017. 
  • Category Gin
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Masahiro
  • Age NAS
  • Style Japanese Gin
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh and citrusy, the nose has lemon zest, a florality, juniper, and pleasant underlying sweetness.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's a bright palate with citrus zest, a nicely-balanced bitter-sweetness, as well as a touch of pepper and minerality. The roselle brings a dryness that rounds up the profile beautifully.

Finish
Finishes smooth and refreshing with a tingling peppery spice with herbal undertones. 
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  • citrus zest
  • floral
  • juniper
  • bittersweet
  • pepper
  • mineral
  • spicy
  • herbs
  • dry
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
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