Representing a brand new and uniquely different gin on the market, Jinzu was created by Bristol bartender Dee Davies, and was made a commercial realisation following her winning entry in the world class ‘Show your Spirit’ competition - where bartenders were invited to create their own liquid and brand. Heavily influenced by Japanese imagery and ingredients, Jinzu is being described as a British gin with a Japanese twist, and uses both traditional & Japanese botanicals – along with the addition of sake. Named after the Jinzu River, which is lined by over 1,000 cherry trees, the packaging pays reference to oriental inspiration, depicting cherry blossom on the front label – one of the Jinzu’s principle unique flavours. The gin is made by infusing juniper berries, coriander and angelica in neutral grain spirit in a copper pot still, before adding yuzu fruit & Japanese cherry blossom immediately prior to starting distillation. Junmai sake is then blended with the gin post-distillation. The resultant gin is surprisingly weighty and intense in style, with a powerful aroma and flavour profile that is unashamedly brash and contemporary. The cherry, yuzu and sake notes come through strongly, dominating the traditional juniper-lead botanicals, and imparting Jinzu with a strikingly bold point of difference. Although a far cry from traditional London Dry styles, it does actually work remarkably well with (Fever Tree) tonic water, and is immensely mixable – and versatile – in a wide range of long and short cocktails.
700ml£6.29 per 100.00ml