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Cambridge Distillery - Japanese Gin 英國日本琴酒 - 700ml
Country of Origin: England, U.K.
Japanese Gin! Well, sort of. It's made in Cambridge, so it's technically English. However, it's a Japanese Gin at heart as it's made using traditional Japanese ingredients, including Shiso (a type of herb used for seasoning and as a plate for wasabi), Sansho (a spice with earthy qualities) and Yuzu (which has a similar flavour profile to lemon zest). It also features cucumber and sesame seeds, both frequently used in Japanese cooking, as well as the vital juniper berry. The result is a unique, elegant gin with some rather exciting heated notes appearing mid-palate.
Nose: Aromatic pepper, zesty citrus and a soft vegetal note of cucumber. A bit of fresh ginger, too.
Palate: Drying spiciness at first, soon balanced once again by clean cucumber notes. Perhaps a touch of fresh peppermint.
Finish: Lemon pith and earthy/spicy juniper last.