Masahiro Okinawa Japanese Craft Gin is the first to leave the tropical island of Okinawa in Japan.
The distillery’s expertise lies in Awamori, the traditional Okinawan spirit, making this gin a new endeavor for the distillery.
The botanicals included are hibiscus roselle flowers, guava leaves, and Balinese long pepper.
But the most interesting addition is goya, the Okinawan green bitter melon.
Goya also known as Momordica charantia, is specifically the smallest melon in the world.
Its bitter taste with salty notes, Chinese cundeamor or balsam belongs to the cucurbitaceae family widely cultivated in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, well known for being its edible fruit.
But it is on the island of Okinawa, Japan, where they remain faithful to the tradition, and they cultivate it exactly the same as hundreds of years ago.
Gin is also distilled in stills, as opposed to more traditional columns.
At 47%, it is packed with floral flavors, tropical fruits, and green notes of bitter melon.
A succulent recipe that you cannot stop trying.
Made by hand in Japan.
What makes Masahiro Okinawa Japanese Craft Gin even more special is its slow process, which means that product stocks are minimal for our markets, hence it is so exclusive.
47 ° / 70cl