Ukiyo Japanese Gins are born in Kagoshima in the shadow of the Sakurajima volcano. Using over 100 years of distilling heritage, Ukiyo Yuzu Gin begins with a harvest of barley. This is inoculated with Black kōji, fermented and then distilled into a traditional Japanese pot still shōchū spirit. This shōchū spirit is then redistilled in another pot still with juniper, mandarin and coriander before the final infusion of yuzu. The result is a delicately fragrant and aromatic gin that celebrates traditional Japanese ingredients and distilling processes.
Tasting note: Juniper, yuzu citrus and bitter orange, followed by pine, lavender and matcha tea as it begins to develop.