October 6, 2019
Gin, Gin and more Glorious Gin…
Kokoro Gin – A British Gin with a Japanese Heart
Kokoro Gin – a London Dry Gin with a Japanese Heart is distilled with nine botanicals, including fresh Japanese Sansho berries, imported from the Afan Woodland of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Sansho berries are used extensively in Japanese cuisine and have a distinctly earthy black pepper flavour with a piney citrus finish. The choice of botanicals was inspired by founder James’ uncle, the adventurer and explorer C.W. Nicol, known as Uncle Nic, who lives in the forest which he has helped restore and preserve for over 30 years. 10% of the profit from every bottle goes back to the Afan Woodland Trust to help continue his work.
The name Kokoro means heart in Japanese – the soul and essence of something. It perfectly describes the heart of the Japanese forest, so important to James and his family.
Also in the Kokoro Gin range are their delicious Japanese-inspired liqueurs, including Blueberry & Lemongrass, Yuzu and Ginger and Cherry Blossom.
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Barentsz – Infused with exotic Jasmine flowers
The secret to Barentsz Gin comes from a unique marriage of Golden Rye and Winter Wheat. The creamy texture of the Rye gives a longer, rounded finish. Wheat adds complexity and brings out the sweeter notes which complement the Orange Peel and our signature Exotic Jasmine Flowers. Our Pioneering Spirit is pot distilled in small batches to guarantee our distinctly smooth and superior taste.
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Pinkster – The Pink Gin Pioneer
Pinkster is made with fresh raspberries grown locally to the company’s rural base outside Cambridge.
Founder Stephen Marsh didn’t set out to make a pink drink. Whilst experimenting at home, he worked his way through an entire fruit bowl before discovering that raspberry delivered the best flavour.
After developing the recipe, he promptly quit his accountancy job, launching the business from his kitchen table in 2013.
Fast forward five years and flavoured fruit gins all the rage, but with its commitment to using fresh fruit, Pinkster remains a natural choice.
For summer 2018, Pinkster has come to the rescue of festivalgoers with a 3 litre, bag-in-box gin carrier. 100% recyclable, each box holds 100 servings and the equivalent of more than four regular bottles, saving £15 and a whole load of glass waste.
Just the ticket for outdoor events with a no glass policy.
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