This month’s featured gin is London Dry Gin from KURO!
This gin was launched in August 2017 after founders Craig Fell and John Thompson were inspired following a skiing trip in the Hakuba Valley region of Japan. It was following this visit to Japan that KURO was born.
The Distillation Process
KURO, which translates directly as ‘black’, in Japanese, contains 12 carefully balanced botanicals, including Bamboo, Silver Birch Bark, Spruce Needles, Juniper, Coriander, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Orange, Lemon, Orris, Angelica and Liquorice. This gives the gin an intriguing alpine freshness to a classic spirit.
The result is an aromatic nose originating from its Japanese inspired botanicals, balanced against a classic, complex London Dry base. Bamboo offers hay-like earthiness and the spruce building an alpine freshness on the finish. This gin has already won awards, including gold at the IWSC Awards in 2018.
The Perfect Serve
For the perfect serve, serve over ice with 100ml Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil mixer, garnished with fresh mint and ginger.