Roku Gin : The Japanese Craft Gin

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Tasting Notes:

  • 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.
Description

Roku Gin is the first of its kind, originating from Japan’s legendary Suntory – Roku Gin. This expression of gin is made using a selection of botanicals, including six Japanese botanicals that provide a whistle-stop tour of the four seasons.

These four seasons include the beautiful sakura leaf and sakura flower for spring, sencha tea and gyokuro tea for summer, sansho pepper for autumn and yuzu peel for winter.

Traditional gin botanicals also featured include the likes of juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander and cinnamon, among others.

One of the most popular mixing gins, Roku Gin is bold and strikingly bitter – which makes it a rather challenging mixing gin. Although unusual in traditional applications like the Gin and Tonic, the Ramos Gin Fizz or the Gimlet, as a gin on its own, it is enjoyed by many neat and is rated as one of the best types of gin.

In the ever popular Martini, Roku Gin works well as a mixer. In fact, it is the best gin for a Martini. The bitterness almost simulates the inclusion of Vermouth. You can go super dry with Roku and still have a Martini that hits the expected notes, making Roku Gin one of the best Martini gins.

Roku Gin also makes a good Negroni and is one of the top gin brands.

You can try serving Roku Gin in a gin and tonic with a ginger garnish, which accentuates the citrus notes.

Smelling like fresh pine with a citrusy tinge, the fruity floral notes of sakura gently ebbs through Roku Gin and the whiff of Japan through the underlying green tea notes once you take a deep breath gives your palate a refreshing change.

Roku means “six” in Japanese which refers to the six local, seasonal botanicals which complement the eight traditional gin botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica root & seed, cardamom, cinnamon, bitter orange, lemon peel). This gives this type of alcohol a distinctly Japanese character. Japanese botanicals are the sakura flower (cherry blossom), sakura leaf, sencha tea, gyokuro tea, sansho pepper and yuzu peel.

The complex and multi-layered taste of traditional gin in the base plus Japanese botanical notes with yuzu as the top note makes the texture smooth and silky. Take a deep breath as you inhale the first whiffs of Roku Gin and it will transport you back to spring in Japan with its sweet, floral aroma.

Drinking this gin gives you a sense of calmness and peace – like a walk in the Japanese botanical gardens.

The taste of crisp Japanese sansho pepper brings a little spiciness to the finish.

Flashback to Japan with Roku Gin and inhale all the clean and fresh smells of the country with the addition of this bottle to our shelves.

Our Top Roku Gin Price in Malaysia

Roku Gin Collection Price
Roku Gin : The Japanese Craft Gin RM 210
Roku Gin With Glass RM 239

Frequently asked questions: 

  1. How to spot fake Roku Gin? 

Fake Japanese whisky is flooding the market thanks to its high quality and strong demand for this type of whisky. To spot fake Japanese whiskey, take note and be aware of the following points: 

  • Pay attention to the label

The first thing you should look at is the label on the Roku Gin bottle. Often, the print quality, resolution, text and colour is a bit off and looks even more so when compared side by side to the original.

  • Check the seal

Does the plastic or foil seal look uniform or neat? Fakers of Roku Gin often skip over the seal part by either using clear plastic or with crooked writing as this is something most people overlook.

  • Check the fill levels

Sometimes, fakers of Roku Gin are overly enthusiastic and overfill the bottle. This can be a bit hard to spot because it doesn’t happen all the time. 

  • Follow the age old saying

The saying ‘if it’s too good to be true, it probably is’ can be applied here. If it is too cheap Roku Gin, it is probably a fake.

  1. How to drink Roku Gin?

Roku Gin tastes amazing with ice but also goes well with other ingredients to become a cocktail. You can use Roku Gin in a Gin & Tonic, Negroni, Gin Martini or Gimlet if you are up for a fabulous time.

  1. Where to buy Roku Gin? 

You can buy Roku Gin from whisky.my. Just add to cart and checkout with easy and secure payments. The Roku Gin will be delivered to the address of your choosing within 5 days for express delivery.

  1. What type of gin is Roku?

Roku Gin is a type of Japanese craft gin.

  1. Where is Roku Gin made?

Roku Gin is produced by the House of Suntory, which is located in Yamazaki, the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan.

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08 September 2021
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MY MY
One of my fav gin

Love it

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15 August 2021
Anonymous
MY MY
  • Nose Yuzu, citrus, fruit, floral
  • Palate Warming and smooth
  • Finish Medium
Japanese Craft Gin

A very good gin. A zesty and sharp taste that goes excellently with citrus-infused mixers or by itself over ice.

WHISKY.MY Roku Gin : The Japanese Craft Gin Review
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29 June 2021
SOO C.
MY MY
  • Nose Floral
  • Palate Smooth
  • Finish Subtly sweet
Enjoyable

I enjoyed the drink.

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