ROKU Gin is produced in the "Liquor Atelier," the specialised craft distillery for Suntory spirits and liquor. The Atelier owns four distinct types of pot stills and, in a process unique to ROKU, the botanicals are distilled separately according to each feature of botanicals to extract the best flavour and maintain their individual characteristics. ROKU's complex, yet harmonious flavor is the result of the unique Japanese sensitivity captured in the blending of the carefully crafted extracts of the 14 botanicals.
ROKU is made with six Japanese botanicals nurtured in Japan’s beautiful nature and cultivated over four seasons: Sakura flower and Sakura leaf in the spring, Sencha tea (green tea) and Gyokuro tea (refined green tea) in the summer, Sanshō pepper in the fall, and Yuzu peel in the winter.
Each botanical has been harvested at the peak of its season to extract the best flavour, and distilled to fully embody the blessings of nature. The harvest of the four seasons has been blended to create ROKU's balanced flavour.
Eight traditional botanicals are added to create the authentic gin taste: juniper berries, coriander, angelica seed and root, cinnamon, cardamom, and bitter orange and lemon peels.
The six natural Japanese botanicals are embossed on the hexagonal bottle that symbolises ROKU (which means "six" in Japanese). The bottle label is printed on washi paper, further highlighting Japanese craftsmanship and sentiment. The bold calligraphy running across the label emphasizes this feeling.
Nose: Cherry blossom and green tea provide a floral and sweet aroma.
Taste: Complex, multi layered, yet harmonious flavor of various botanicals. A traditional gin taste in the base, plus characteristic Japanese botanical notes with Yuzu as the top note gives a smooth and silky texture.
Finish: The crisp Japanese Sanshō pepper brings a hint of spiciness to the finish.
700ml, 43% ABV (47% ABV in Japan)