Hitting the Australian market next month is a new small-batch classic dry gin, crafted by Ukiyo Spirits to celebrate the tastes and aromas of Japan.

Tokyo Dry Gin uses high-quality Japanese ingredients and five native Japanese botanicals, yuzu peel, mikan peel, sakura flower, sakura leaf and sansho pepper, complemented by six traditional botanicals including juniper, pepper, coriander, angelica root, lemon peel, cardamom and rosemary.

Distilled in Chiba, east of Tokyo, with locally grown native rice in traditional copper pot stills, the result is a high-quality spirit, available in three expressions, Ukiyo Tokyo Dry Gin, Ukiyo Blossom Gin and Uikyo Yuzu.

Ali Pickering, Chief Marketing Officer at Drinksology Kirker Greer, which owns Ukiyo Spirits, said: “These carefully-chosen ingredients combine to express the diverse terroir and tastes of Japan – resulting in an elegant and delicately aromatic classic dry gin offering warm and well-balanced citrus and spice notes, with a smooth finish.

“Tokyo Dry Gin is beautifully presented in Ukiyo’s iconic two-colour graduated bottle, a world-first design offering a stylish and uniquely Japanese aesthetic that reflects Ukiyo’s home by mirroring the mountains and oceans of Japan.”

Aimed at 25-50 year-old lovers of travel and high-end cocktail experiences, Ukiyo Tokyo Dry Gin is designed to be enjoyed by those who appreciate excellence, style and the finer things in life.

Drinksology Kirker Greer is supporting the launch with a social media campaign and visibility-driving point-of-sale material as the product rolls out on- and off-premise in Australia, UK and the Netherlands from February.

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