6 Japanese botanicals nurtured in Japan?s beautiful nature: Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea (green tea), Gyokuro tea (refined green tea) and Sansho pepper.
Six Japanese botanicals cultivated over four seasons, the six Japanese botanicals have been carefully selected to create ROKU, Japan’s authentic craft gin.
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 like juniper berries, coriander, angelica seed and root, cinnamon, cardamom, bitter orange and lemon peel.
A bottle design that reflects the aesthetics of Japan. 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 emphasises this feeling.
Japanese craftsmanship brings out the rich flavours of ROKU. ROKU 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. For instance, the delicate scent of cherry blossom is drawn out through vacuum distillation in stainless pot stills,
whereas the deep flavour of yuzu is achieved by distillation in copper pot stills.
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.
A meticulous balance of flavours.
Nose : Cherry blossom and green tea provide a floral and sweet aroma.
Palate : Complex, multi layered, yet harmonious flavour of various botanicals. Traditional gin taste in the base, plus characteristic Japanese botanical notes with yuzu as the top note. Smooth and silky texture.
Finish : The crisp Japanese sansho pepper brings a little spiciness to the finish.