Japanese gin and great rosés.
There’s been a lot of hype around the new Roku gin from renowned Japanese distillery Beam Suntory (of Lost in Translation fame). Roku means six, and the gin is made from six distinct Japanese botanicals including cherry leaves and flowers (sakura) and green tea (senscha) as well as eight classic gin botanicals. Try with thinly sliced fresh ginger to complement the subtle cherry notes. $64.99 for 700ml at select retailers, suntory.co.jp.