Gin Haru (meaning Spring in Japanese) is a product of AKAYANE Craft Distillery, south of Kagoshima.
It is the winter of 2018 that they first distilled a Gin. It is the first of a range of four Gins that will be released in 2018, each dedicated to a season.
Using a base of Shochu, Haru is the fruit of 6 botanicals, double copper pot distilled.
- Eye: Crystal clear
- Nose: delicate and flowery, reveals notes of Yuzu, followed by Sakura balanced with Kombu and tea notes
- Palate: smooth and herbal, notes of cherry blossom and Yuzu, followed with a lingering peppery finish