Sakurao Japanese Dry Gin

Sakurao Japanese Dry Gin

70cl | 47% ABV | Japan

Sakurao Original Japanese Gin is made using nine local botanicals from the distillery's surrounds in Hiroshima (including yuzu, Japanese cypress, ginger and red shiso), alongside a classic core.

Instantly recognisable as gin, with a classical juniper core grounding the profile. Yuzu wafts clearly above it, while green tea and shiso leaf add complexity. Best served with soda water.

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"Another Japanese distillery that seems to have nailed the balance of being inspired by tradition but also wanting to deliver a sense of provenance. Gin with a Japanese influence, rather than an all-out 'local' take on the category."

About this product

Unusually, the distillation process involves both fresh citrus from Hiroshima (bitter orange, sweet orange, navel and yuzu), dried botanicals and a combination of steeping and vapor infusion methods.

Sakurao distillery is managed by Chugoku Jozo, a company that has been devoted to brewing and distilling since its founding over 100 years ago.

The Sakurao Distillery is located seaside to the Seto Inland Sea, a sea area that is blessed with nature’s riches, and faces the world heritage site, Miyajima.

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