Konichiwa Cambridge

Japanese GinThe difference between gins is often more subtle than with other spirits. Rather than just restricting ingredients, the flavour of juniper must always be prominent.

This hasn’t stopped the enterprising Cambridge Distillery from working away in their taste lab to come up with a new take on the British classic.

A tailored ginJapanese Gin

Japanese Gin is the latest offering from the stable of ‘tailored’ gins from the Cambridge Distillery. Using a blend of Japanese botanicals together with the traditional juniper, they have created a gin that is ‘the first of its kind.’ It’s batch-distilled in tiny quantities, only fifty litres at a time, so each bottle contains slightly different amounts of botanicals. These botanicals include shiso leaf (an Asian herb belonging to the mint family), sesame seeds and yuzu (an Asian citrus fruit) which means the resultant gin has a flavour profile unlike any other.

A trendy gin

The trend for all things Oriental has been rumbling on for a while now. We’ve seen Nikkei, the Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, take hold in New York and London, while Sake and other Japanese inspired cocktails are becoming extremely popular in bars and restaurants across the UK.

A tasty gin

The Cambridge Distillery has built a cult following in a short space of time thanks to owner and Master Distiller Will Lowe’s extraordinary passion, daring and eccentricity. Uniquely, each batch of botanicals is cold distilled separately in a vacuum and then blended together. This process is incredibly labour intensive but means that the final product is incredibly well balanced and complex. Here are some cocktail ideas for Japanese Gin:

Japanese Blossom

50ml Japanese Gin

15ml Yuzu Sake

10ml lime

20ml sugar syrup

1 shiso leaf

1 slice cucumber

Shake over ice, strain, serve in martini glass with apple fan.

Japanese Martini

50ml Japanese Gin

10ml Noilly Prat

¼ apple, diced

Shake over ice, strain into martini glass, serve with apple fan.


If you would like to list this unique gin, contact us or speak to your account manager. Stocks are very limited owing to the means of production.  Don’t miss out!

29th May 2014

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