SHINOBU Pure Malt & MASAHIRO Gin Set
SHINOBU Pure Malt & MASAHIRO Gin Set.
SHINOBU Pure Malt Mizunara Oak Finish. Niigata is known in Japan for its “Three White” treasures, i.e. snow, rice and sake, and a naturally blessed environment for pure water source. Shinobu means “Forbearance” in Japanese as it is how the distiller’s spirit should be when making quality whisky.
Shinobu Whisky is hand crafted by the distiller, Mr. Usami. He carefully selects whisky from around the world and first matures this in ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks. It is then finishing in precious Japanese Mizunara oak and further maturing of the spirit takes place in Japan. The result is a unique fusion of flavours and dynamic explosion in palate yet so smooth and easy to drink. All natural with no colouring.
MASAHIRO OKINAWA CRAFT GIN Recipe 01 is the first to come out of the tropical Japanese island of Okinawa. The distillery’s expertise lies in Awamori, Okinawa’s traditional spirit, making gin a new endeavour for the distillery. The botanicals include roselle hibiscus flowers, guava leaves, and Balinese long pepper, but the most interesting addition is goya, the green Okinawan bitter melon. The gin is also distilled in pots stills, as opposed to more traditional columns. At 47% ABV, it’s bursting with floral flavors, tropical fruit, and green notes from the bitter melon.