Japanese distillery Suntory has been often associated with producing some of the finest whiskies in the world, including its award-winning Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask. Now, the spirits specialists introduce the Roku Gin, comprised of six different key Japanese botanicals: sakura flower, sakura leaf, yuzu, green tea, gyokuro tea and sansho pepper. These extracts are blended with traditional gin ingredients including juniper berries, cardamom and coriander to provide a unique flavor profile. While the company has been making gin since 1936, the Roku Gin is the result of a complex process where the botanicals are distilled separately. The finished blend is packaged into a hexagonal bottle, complete with Japanese calligraphy on the label and embossed cherry blossom designs. The Roku Gin is currently available in Asia and Europe.
In other Suntory news, a 50-year-old Yamazaki Whisky was sold at double its expected price during a Sotheby’s auction, breaking the record for a whisky sale.