KURO London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
KURO // England
Defined as a London dry gin, the KURO gin is part of the new "Japanese-inspired" spirits movement. The recipe features birch bark, spruce needles and bamboo activated charcoal, which gives the gin its name. Kuro means "black" in Japanese. The idea behind this slick, classy release was brought to life during a ski trip in Japan and is meant to bring a Japanese element forward through its ingredients.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"A fresh, crisp, citrus-forward nose moves to a palate dominated by juniper and citrus. The palate brings notes of earth, which intensify on a smooth, gentle finish, as hints of wood and charcoal linger in the background. "