While eventually this distillery will release Japanese whiskey, for now, they’ve started with gin – and thank God for that, because it seems like it will be something incredible. The Sakurao Orginal Gin is made from 9 carefully selected botanicals from Hiroshima, with a heavy base of citrus fruits, allowing the gin to have enough flavor, but not compromising on composition.
You can currently pre-order two blends on the Denkata site, the Dry Gin Original, as described above, or the Dry Gin Limited, which instead of 9 botanicals, has 17 – some of which include oyster shells, wasabi, and Hinoki.
Both blends of gin have a Japanese origin, come is 70cl bottles, and are 47% alcohol. The Japanese release date is in the middle of march, so shipping should commence shortly after that. Don’t miss out!