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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Character Goatson
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
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
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.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
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.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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