Rec­om­mended (above)

Roku (Ja­pan, 43% ABV)

Esquire (UK) - - Style -

The House of Sun­tory has long wowed the whisky world, but it’s spent the last three decades re­fin­ing a gin. It uses six Ja­panese in­gre­di­ents: yuzu cit­rus fruit, sakura (cherry blos­som) flower and leaf, gyokuro and sen­cha teas and san­shō pep­per. Yes, it’s a bit odd when you try it, but it’s also re­fresh­ing and packs a kick. The rec­om­mended gar­nish is fresh gin­ger — don’t query, just do.

£30/70cl; wait­rose­cel­

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