Bundle Description : All made in Japan
One Pack of Each: Suntory Toki - Roku gin - Haku vodka
A blended whisky from Suntory's three distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Toki has a different composition to another Suntory blend, Hibiki, as its main components are Hakashu single malt and Chita grain whisky. It should work really well in a highball.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Soft orchard fruits and thyme honey are joined by a helping of peppermint in the backdrop.
Palate: More green apple on the palate leads along bright citrus notes from pink grapefruit. Bitter herbs, toasted almonds and vanilla oak linger underneath.
Finish: White pepper and ginger add spice to the finish.
Roku Gin is the first of its kind, originating from Japan’s legendary Suntory – Roku Gin. This expression of gin is made using a selection of botanicals, including six Japanese botanicals that provide a whistle-stop tour of the four seasons.
These four seasons include the beautiful sakura leaf and sakura flower for spring, sencha tea and gyokuro tea for summer, sansho pepper for autumn and yuzu peel for winter.
Traditional gin botanicals also featured include the likes of juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander and cinnamon, among others.
One of the most popular mixing gins, Roku Gin is bold and strikingly bitter – which makes it a rather challenging mixing gin. Although unusual in traditional applications like the Gin and Tonic, the Ramos Gin Fizz or the Gimlet, as a gin on its own, it is enjoyed by many neat and is rated as one of the best types of gin.
Haku Suntory vodka
Haku® is the Japanese craft vodka from the House of Suntory.
The name Haku means “white” in Japanese & refers to the Japanese white rice that is the origin of the liquid. Moreover, it can also be read as “brilliant” a tribute to the craft of mastering a clear, clean, & luminous vodka.
Suntory has been making vodka since 1956, & Haku represents Suntory’s philosophy of
craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, & commitment to quality.
Haku is made with 100% Japanese white rice. It has 3 distinct steps in the distillation process:
• First, Japanese rice is fermented & distilled through a pot still to create a rice spirit in
• Then, the rice spirit is distilled a second time through 2 different processes in a pot still & column still to create a uniquely flavored liquid
• Finally, the liquid is blended & then filtered through bamboo charcoal in Osaka, Japan
The resulting liquid’s taste profile is clean, soft, & smooth with a sweet rice flavor.
Nose - A soft aroma played up by the sweet, delicate, floral aromas of rice.
Palate - A rich taste that gradually envelops the mouth with the natural sweetness & complex flavour of the rice.
Finish - A smooth finish, with a sophisticated, pleasantly lingering sweetness due to the bamboo charcoal filtration process.
Alcohol Vol. 40%