The Sakurao Gin Original from SAKURAO Brewery and Distillery enchants with 9 carefully selected botanicals from Hiroshima Prefecture. It has a strong citrus note of yuzu, lemon and various types of orange and waits in the finish with pleasant notes of ginger and green tea.
Japanese whisky lovers will certainly be familiar with the company's "old" name, Chugoku Jozo, as it has been producing "Togouchi" whisky for decades. In 2018, Chugoku Jozo founded Sakurao Distillery in addition to its previous production facility to focus on the production of western craft spirits. In 2021, the company renamed itself SAKURAO Brewery and Distillery. Sakurao Gin Original was the first product from the new distillery. Here, the company's hundred years of experience meet the best ingredients from Hiroshima. The botanicals used in Sakurao Gin Original are: Navel Orange, Sweet Summer Orange, Yuzu, Daidai (bitter orange), Hinoki (Japanese cypress), Green Tea, Aka Shiso (traditional Japanese spice), slightly minty) , Ginger and Lemon. The 9 botanicals from Hiroshima are joined by 5 imported ones, including juniper and coriander seeds. The citrus notes assert themselves very nicely at the beginning, and are replaced on the tongue by ginger and green tea. The juniper is clearly evident in the very pleasant and long finish. In 2018, the Dry Gin was the first Japanese gin ever to win the gold medal and "Best of Gin" award at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition (LAISC).
Together with a neutral and light tonic, the Sakurao is perfect for a gin tonic. However, it can also be enjoyed very well straight.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 47% vol
Dispensed only topersons of legal age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About SAKURAO Brewery and Distillery Co. Ltd.
The SAKURAO Brewery and Distillery was founded under the name Chugoku Jozo 1918 in the Sakurao district of the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture. Initially a producer of shochu and sake, the company has been producing the famous Togouchi whisky since 1990, although the distillates for this are imported from Scotland and Canada respectively. Only the storage and blending are done by the SAKURAO Brewery. The storage, however, takes place in a very special place: the 361-metre-long railway tunnel of the city, which has never been completed, is used to store the noble drops. Here, a temperature of 14 degrees Celsius and a humidity of 80% prevail throughout the year, ideal conditions for the maturation of Shochu and whisky.
Since December 2017, the company has been engaged in the production of western craft spirits after the establishment of another production facility, the Sakurao Distillery. The first spirit is the Sakurao Gin Original, shortly followed by Special Editions of this gin series, the Sakurao Gin Limited as well as the Sakurao Gin Hamagou, both in small editions. The hundred years of experience in the production of spirits is certainly one reason why Sakurao Gin tastes so fantastic. Then in 2018, the company released "Hassaku Rocks" and "Lemon Rocks", its natural liquor series. 2021 there is the company's first single malt whisky. In March 2021, the company changed its name to SAKURAO Brewery and Distillery Co. Ltd.