The first gin from Japan’s legendary Suntory – The name “Roku” is Japanese for “Six” which refers to the six Japanese botanicals used. Sakura flower (cherry blossoms), sakura leaf (cherry leaf), sencha tea (green tea), Gyokuro tea (refined green tea), sanshō pepper, and yuzu are utilized along with eight other traditional gin botanicals; including the likes of juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander and cinnamon, among others. The gin is distilled using a selection of different pot stills. The label is printed with Japanese washi paper. Traditional gin botanicals also featured include the likes of juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander and cinnamon, among others.
Roku | ‘Modern Gin,’ Osaka, Japan
“Roku” is Japanese for “Six” which refers to the six Japanese botanicals used here. Earthy and vegetal, with a light whisper of fruity sweetness.
- Region: Osaka
- Country: Japan
- Size: 750ml
- Price-range: $25-50
Velvety texture, with a forward feel and fruity flavors riding way back in an echo-like taste. This "Honjozo" sake is best enjoyed hot.
Refreshing and invigorating on the nose. The palate is warm, sweet without being overbearing. The finish is long and pleasant.