Crafted by Japanese artisans with meticulous attention to detail, ROKU is the perfect balance of flavours. Its precise balance is testimony to Japan’s renowned craftsmanship. Distilled with 6 unique Japanese botanicals and 8 traditional gin botanicals, ROKU is perfectly balanced. Each botanical is harvested in accordance with the Japanese concept of shun, enjoying each ingredient at its best, only harvested once they have reached their peak flavour. The 6 Japanese botanicals include sakura leaf and sakura flower for spring, sencha tea and gyokuro tea for summer, sansho pepper for autumn and yuzu peel for winter.
Nose: Cherry blossom and green tea provide a floral and sweet aroma.
Taste: Complex, multi layered, yet harmonious flavour of various botanicals with yuzu top notes.
Finish: The crisp Japanese sansho pepper brings a little spiciness to the finish.
Overall: Unparalleled soft, round and subtly sweet taste.
ROKU’s complex, yet harmonious flavor is the result of the unique Japanese sensitivity captured in the blending of the carefully crafted extracts of the 14 botanicals.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the gin-drinker in your life, as well as Roku, you might want to try Scapegrace Gold or Martin Millers Westbourne Strength Gin.
In Japanese, Roku translates as the number six. Inside every bottle of Roku Gin, you will find six very special botanicals that are sourced in Japan. These represent Suntory’s commitment to only use the best ingredients harvested from the best growing areas in Japan. Every aspect of Roku Gin is crafted by Japanese artisans.
Suntory Liqueur Atelier
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
ROKU is produced in the “Liquor Atelier”, the specialised craft distillery for Suntory spirits and liquor. The Atelier owns four distinct types of pot stills and, in a process unique to ROKU, the botanicals are distilled separately according to each feature of botanicals to extract the best flavour and maintain their individual characteristics. For instance, the delicate scent of cherry blossom is drawn out through vacuum distillation in stainless pot stills, whereas the deep flavour of yuzu is achieved by distillation in copper pot stills.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
The Torii Shoten Store, the predecessor of Suntory, opened in 1899 as a result of the dream of young Shinjiro Torii, who at the age of 20 wanted to “create original Japanese Spirits the whole world can enjoy, uniquely made from Japan’s nature and her people.” Shinjiro overcame numerous hardships to make his dream a reality, creating wine, whisky and brandy, and launching Hermes Gin – the first Suntory gin – in 1936. Shinjiro and his successors continued to work hard on building a deep knowledge of distilling alcohol. The creation and perfection of ROKU are based on more than 100 years of expertise. ROKU is the result of an history of over a century of dreams.