UKIYO: "Floating world" The term ukiyo refers to a state of mind emphasising living in the moment, detached from the difficulties of life.
In Japan, there’s a fleeting period during spring when the sakura (cherry) blossoms are in full bloom. In a tradition known as ‘Hanami’ the people head out to celebrate the cascading of these blooms and the change of season.
Blossom Gin is born from a base of locally grown barley that is distilled into a traditional shōchū spirit. Redistilled shōchū with juniper, regional citrus, cherry blossom and native botanicals, always exercising restraint in the pursuit of clarity and perfection. The fruits of this endeavour are born out in the delicate blossom aromas that emulate those found in the mountains and coastline surrounding our home in Kagoshima.
Yuzu Gin is born from a base of locally grown barley that is distilled into a traditional shōchū spirit. Redistilled shōchū with juniper, yuzu, regional citrus and botanicals, respecting the 1500 year old tradition of cultivating and harvesting yuzu in Japan. The yuzu flavour is tart and fragrant, resembling that of the lemon and grapefruit, with overtones of mandarin orange.