Suntory Roku Gin

Suntory Roku Gin

(0.75l, 47%)


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$26.99
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A journey through the four seasons with six botanicals.

Global spirits giant Beam Suntory first announced plans to launch Roku Gin in May 2017. Produced at its Osaka-based distillery, Roku (meaning ‘six’ in Japanese), is based on more than 100 years’ knowledge of distilling. Shinjiro Torii, Founder of Suntory, opened his distillery in 1899, and launched Hermes Gin (Suntory’s first Gin brand) in 1936. Torii’s successors have continued to create world-renowned spirits built on a heritage of distilling.

Roku Gin is a Japanese craft Gin featuring six Japanese botanicals (hence the name); sakura flowers and leaves, sencha and gyokuro teas, sansho pepper and yuzu peel. These special ingredients are harvested at their peak throughout the four seasons, creating a year-round sense of Japan.

These distinctive botanicals are distilled individually (via vacuum distillation or by pot distillation) in order to draw out the best flavor and preserve the individual characteristics. Delicate cherry blossom flavors are drawn out through vacuum distillation in a stainless steel still, whereas more punchy flavors, like the citrus fruit yuzu, are created in a traditional copper pot still.

The six distillates are then combined with eight traditional Gin botanicals (juniper, coriander, angelica seed and root, cinnamon, cardamom, bitter orange and lemon peel) to create a balanced flavor of classic Gin with a Japanese twist. A true taste of East meets West.
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    Gin
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    47%
  • Distillery
    Suntory Distillery (Osaka)

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pepper
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bitter
cherry
blossom
citrus
tea
bitter orange
coriander
What does Suntory Roku Gin taste like?

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Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe, and sold via distributors to the Gin makers of the world.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cherry blossom, green tea, pepper

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Earl grey, bitter citrus, juniper

Finish
Wormwood, tannic, dry
Ratings & Reviews
guest
guest,
Truly exceptional and unique gin. The 6 Japanese botanicals come through even if they’re not individually distinguishable, together they make for a distinct gin you can’t recreate in the west. Pairs very well with other Japanese flavors from sake and others.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Versatile, buy it
 
Zack
Zack,
at this price point its really flavorful really excellent g&t and martinis so smooth and flavorful
 
Christopher
Christopher,
A very nice, flavorful gin.
 
David
David,
So, so smooth. Lovely, balanced botanicals and a rich mouthfeel (for a gin, at least). Makes the best martini I’ve ever had.
 
Carmen
Carmen,
Love the flavor
 
David
David,
A deeper, richer flavor than a lot of gins. Pushing the mouthfeel I expect from a white dog whiskey. Really, really excellent in a martini.
 
Michael
Michael,
I little underwhelming considering the all the hype.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth! Instantly one of the gins that will remain a staple in my home bar. Highly recommend!
 
Elisabeth
Elisabeth,
Smooth, with a very unique and complex flavor. The botanicals are well balanced. It's almost savory. Worth drinking neat or with plain soda, although it's also excellent with tonic.
 
Deja
Deja,
Very smooth and delicious.
 
guest
guest,
Love the flavourful profile
 
guest
guest,
Excellent bitter gin
 
guest
guest,
Delicious neat
 
Anders
Anders,
Great!
 
guest
guest,
Elegant, dreamy
 
Mark
Mark,
Love! Can’t stop the Japanese! Great on a blistering hot day
 
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