Kirker Greer Spirits has unveiled a new Japanese gin range, Ukiyo. The new collection form the Northern Ireland-based company features two gin expressions as well as a vodka.
Comprised of Ukiyo Blossom Gin and Ukiyo Yuzu Gin, the gin line was crafted on Japan’s Kyushu Island, the southwestern-most of Japan’s main islands. To produce the gin, locally sourced grains are distilled into shōchū, which is then infused with botanicals including juniper, mandarin and spices. Then, sakura flowers (cherry blossoms) and yuzu are added for a hint of fragrance and zest.
“We are delighted that there has been a huge demand for this product, our customers are really intrigued by these truly unique spirits and feedback from the initial samples was phenomenal, not only on the taste but on the striking visual impact of the bottles too,” said John Soden, chief commercial officer of Kirker Greer Spirits.
Bottled at 40% ABV, the gins have been so popular in fact that they’ve already sold out on pre-order ahead of its launch in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia.
The bottle features a two-color graduated that are designed to mirror the mountains and oceans of Japan.
The gin is now available across international markets and currently listed in online stockists in the UK, including through Amazon and Spiritly.
For more information, head over to Ukiyo spirit’s official website.
In May, Kirker Greer Spirits brand Jawbox unveiled the world’s largest bottle of gin. At 32 Litres and standing at 73cm tall, the “Jawbox Giant’s Edition” bottle is an extra large version of the brand’s Export Strength gin, which sports an ABV of 47%. That means it holds almost 46 standard bottles of gin, and might actually get you and your friends through an entire weekend.
Last November, Ginato, another Kirker Green brand, launched a Pinto Grigio gin.