The Wa Bi Gin convinces with 9 botanicals from the Kagoshima Prefecture. Among others, yuzu, kumquat, green tea and ginger are used. The ginger note is present at the beginning, before the citrus flavors of yuzu and kumquat follow. A fantastic gin from Japan's south! This is the product for the Japanese market, not the export product.
Hombo Shuzo is the producer of the famous Mars whisky, and Wa Bi gin is made at the company's Tsunuki distillery in Kagoshima. Wa Bi translates as "Japanese beauty". This great gin is characterised by subtle notes of yuzu. The nose is joined by a beautiful aroma of ginger, shiso and kumquat, while on the palate there are notes of green tea and juniper. The nine botanicals included from Kagoshima Prefecture are kumquat, yuzu, green tea, lemon, Hetsuke Daidai (bitter orange), Saigon cinnamon leaves, shell ginger, shiso and ginger. There are also two imported botanicals, juniper berries and coriander seeds.
The new bottle is also extraordinarily beautiful, both in its brilliant blue colour and its spectacular design.
The Wa Bi Gin is exciting and intense and shows the flavours of the Kagoshima prefecture in Japan's beautiful south with its botanicals. It tastes great neat, as a gin and tonic, gin and sonic (with soda) and is a great base for exciting cocktails.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 47% vol
Dispensed only to persons of legal age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About Hombo Shuzo
Hombo Shuzo is a traditional producer of alcoholic beverages, founded in 1872. Originally founded to produce shochu, the company applied for a whisky licence in 1949. In 1985, this was achieved and the long-awaited distillery was opened in Shinshu to produce whisky with special Japanese characteristics. The distillery is located in the small village of Miyada high up in the Japanese Alps in Nagano, 798 metres above sea level and not far from Tokyo. Initially, whisky was only produced in winter and the rest of the year was used to produce other spirits. Due to a lack of demand, whisky production was discontinued in 1992. In 2011, Hombo Shuzo ventured a new start in whisky. In the meantime, the company has made a name for itself again on the whisky market. In terms of liqueurs and shochu, the distillery never had any difficulties in selling its products. These have been produced without interruption and are highly regarded in Japan, but also worldwide. This is reflected not least in the fact that the company wins one gold medal after another in global spirit competitions. Hombo Shuzo now has three distilleries in Japan: in addition to the Mars Shinshu Distillery in Nagano, there is also the Tsunuki Distillery and the Chiran Distillery, both located in Kagoshima Prefecture.