Wa Bi Gin
Mars Tsunuki // Japan
This gin is produced in small batches at the Tsunuki distillery in Kagoshima, owned by Hombo Shuzo, which also owns the famed Mars Shinshu distillery. With the botanical list including yuzu, ginger, perilla, and green tea leaves, this expression is part of Japanese gin's global debut in 2017.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"The bold presence of yuzu is evident throughout. On the nose subtle ginger and spice joins in, while the palate presents green tea notes and hints of juniper. The finish is dominated by citrus. "