Discover the origins and taste of Roku: the gin from the land of the rising sun.
A country where tradition meets modernity, Japan is a small island full of big wonders. Everyone has heard of Mount Fuji, the bright neon lights of Tokyo and the mysterious and awe-inspiring geisha. Roku Gin exemplifies all of these qualities and has been crafted to create a distinctly Japanese gin.
Distilled by the iconic House of Suntory, Roku uses six Japanese botanicals that take drinkers on a journey through the splendour of the four seasons. The six botanicals – sakura leaf and sakura flower for spring, sencha and gyokuro tea for summer, sansho pepper for autumn and yuzu peel for winter – have also inspired its name, as roku is Japanese for the number six. All of the botanicals are harvested from the best growing areas in Japan and represent Suntory’s commitment to only using the highest quality ingredients available.
But the creation of Roku didn’t happen overnight. In 1899, 20-year-old Shinjiro Torii set himself the task of building a company that would make ‘‘original Japanese spirits the whole world can enjoy, uniquely made from Japan’s nature and her people.” Over the years, Suntory worked hard to build a deep knowledge of the distillation process and mastered the art of making whisky, brandy and eventually gin.
With over 100 years of expertise, Suntory developed their own multiple distillation process which extracts the best flavours and maintains individual characteristics to create the perfectly balanced mix of botanicals in Roku gin.
As you would expect from such an artisan product, the Japanese inspiration isn’t limited to inside the bottle. The label is printed on traditional Japanese washi paper, and the bottle is adorned with embossed emblems of Roku’s six natural Japanese botanicals. Even the hexagonal shape of the bottle reflects the craftsmanship and aesthetics of Japan.
With Roku Gin in your home bar, you can experience the wonders of Japan anytime you like.