Kojkoro is a Japanese-inspired gin produced here in the UK. Every bit as beautiful on the eye as it is on the palate, this is a truly distinctive gin and an captivating take on a classic tipple.
But what makes this Gin truly different? Find out more in this mini feature.
Kokoro is a London Dry Gin distilled with eight botanicals and fresh Sansho berries. Sansho berries are derived from a deciduous aromatic spiny shrub or small tree, belonging to the Rutaceae (citrus and rue) family. In the case of Kokoro, they are imported from sustainable sources in the Afan Woodland of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Used extensively in Japanese cooking, this tried and tested berry is the crux of the flavour. When the berries are pulverised they release a pepper flavour, with a piney citrus aftertaste.
Kokoro is an exciting new gin which cleverly walks the tightrope between the traditions of London Dry Gin and influences from the land of the rising sun. It is most certainly worth trying.
Drawing further on the influences of Japan, the packing is also inherently Japanese in its aesthetic and style. Japanese calligraphy populates the front of the frosted glass bottle and is finished off by a neat sticker around the neck, featuring the words “heart of the forest”. These details all combine for a charming and authentic Japanese feel.
Why not try the Kokoro Negroni
- 25 ml Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
- 25 ml Campari
- 25 ml Kokoro gin
- 1/4 teaspoon Japanese cherry green tea
- Orange twist
- Infuse Kokoro Gin with Japanese cherry green tea
- After two minutes, strain into a mixing glass full of ice
- Add the Campari and Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and stir
- Strain into a cup or glass filled with fresh ice
- Garnish with a twist of orange
For more information about Kokoro Gin, visit: kokorogin.com
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