Benizakura 9148 Gin n°0101
Gin - 45 % - 70 cl
Benizakura Craft Gin 9148 n°0101 is a craft gin produced by the Hokkaido Liberty Whisky company at the Benizakura distillery located in the very north of Japan on the island of Hokkaido.Read more
Benizakura Craft Gin 9148 n°0101 is a craft gin produced by the Hokkaido Liberty Whisky company at the Benizakura distillery located in the very north of Japan on the island of Hokkaido.
Recipe #0101 is the distillery's trademark and is the basis for all other gin recipes. This original recipe was created to give a taste as close as possible to the English gins with classic botanicals such as juniper berry, coriander or angelica, but also typically Japanese ingredients such as Hidaka kelp, dried daikon, or dried shiitake mushroom.
In addition to all these elements, the recipe n°0101 is composed of cinnamon, lemon peel, blueberry, lavender, cardamom, clove, black pepper, and pink pepper. Most of the botanicals are harvested locally in the Benizakura Park from which the distillery takes its name, and the rest mainly on the island of Hokkaido.
When tasted, juniper and lavender first express a refreshing fragrance, followed by the sweet scent of blueberry. This perfectly balanced gin surprises with its punchy and spicy side, counterbalanced by the umami sweetness inherited from Hidaka kelp, shiitake mushrooms and daikon radish.
Benizakura Craft Gin 9148 n°0101 can be enjoyed on its own with a few ice cubes, or as a base ingredient in a cocktail such as a gin and tonic or Dry Martiny.
Details Benizakura 9148 Gin n°0101
Craft Gin 9148
Hokkaido Liberty Whisky
The brand Benizakura - Hokkaido Liberty Whisky
If Hokkaidō, the northernmost island of Japan, already had a well-established reputation for its whiskies with the historic distillery of Nikka, Yoichi, and the most recent distillery Akkeshi, it will now be necessary to add a know-how in the production of gin.
Inaugurated in mid-2018, the Benizakura distillery is located in Sapporo and produces craft gins using local ingredients such as lilac, lavender, kombu or even more surprising Shiitake mushrooms.
Created by Hokkaido Liberty Whisky Inc., the distillery takes its name from the park in which it is located. For its craft gin, the objective is that it "become a souvenir to bring back from your trip to Hokkaido", as Hidekuni Hayashi, CEO of the company, points out.
With Uisuki, the memory of Hokkaido comes directly to you without even having to travel to Sapporo. Note that, as the name of the company suggests, it is highly possible that a Japanese whisky might come out from the Benizakura’s still in the coming years. Whisky distillation may even have begun as far as we know…
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