Matsui The Hakuto Premium Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Kurayoshi
  • Style Japanese Gin
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • floral
  • vegetal
  • citrus
  • peaty
  • pear
  • apple
  • slightly spicy
  • fresh
  • fruit

Matsui Shuzo

Matsui The Hakuto Premium Gin (0.7l, 47%)
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A spicy yet sweet Gin, inspired by Japan’s first love story.

The Matsui Shuzou Distillery was founded in 1910 northwest of Kyoto the facing the Sea of Japan in Tottori Prefecture. Importantly, the Kurayoshi distillery is within sight of Mount Daisen — a volcanic peak rising more than a mile above the surrounding fertile plains. The spring water used to distill their Sake, Shōchū, Whisky, and Gin and bring it to proof has filtered through volcanic stone for eons — resulting in significant purity and a unique, soft mineral composition.

Hakuto means ‘white rabbit’ in Japanese and it’s connected to the legend from the Tottori Prefecture. In Japan’s first love story, the White Rabbit of Inaba played a matchmaker for King Ookuni and Princess Hachigami. Today, you can visit the Hakuto Shrine, which is said to be 'holy ground for lovers'.

Matsui Gin The Hakuto Premium Gin is blended with 14 carefully selected botanicals, including orange peel, yuzu peel, gyokuro, sakura or cherry blossom, coriander seeds, juniper, black pepper, and nashi pears - a speciality of Tottori Prefecture. Like its brothers and sisters from the Kurayoshi range, The Hakuto is finished with spring water from Mt. Diasen. The final result is a spicy, sweet yet refreshingly complex Gin that clocks in at an impressive 94 proof and excels in all Gin-forward concoctions.

  • Category Gin
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Kurayoshi
  • Style Japanese Gin
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral and vegetal with fresh citrus and pear.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Fruity with fresh pair, green apples, peppery notes, green tea.

Finish
Citrus and refreshing pepper.

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  • floral
  • vegetal
  • citrus
  • peaty
  • pear
  • apple
  • slightly spicy
  • fresh
  • fruit
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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.
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.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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.
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