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Akayane Craft Gin Heart (Aki), (Fuyu), Premium Vodka

Akayane Craft Gin Heart (Aki), (Fuyu), Premium Vodka

Today sees the release of not one but two new Japanese craft gins! Akayane continues their quarterly releases of the Craft Gin Heart series. This time the fall and winter editions being released simultaneously, completing the series. The Aki release uses these 6 botanicals: Shimeji […]

The next Japanese absinthe: Kusushiki

The next Japanese absinthe: Kusushiki

The folks at down in Sata Souji’s Akayane Distillery must be quite busy, since hot on the heels of their latest gin, they’ve now announced they have an absinthe coming as well. Slated to launch mid-October, “Kusushiki” uses no less than 39 different botanicals. They […]

Akayane Craft Gin HEART (Natsu)

Akayane Craft Gin HEART (Natsu)

The summer release of Akayane’s craft gin HEART is upon us, named Natsu of course. This is a seasonal release out of the Kagoshima distillery that uses potato shochu as a base, which is then given botanicals of juniper berry, ooba (perilla), plum, cucumber, kombu, […]

Akayane Craft Gin Heart (Haru)

Akayane Craft Gin Heart (Haru)

Just before we closed out last year, Kagoshima’s Sata Souji Shoten announced the Akayane Craft Gin. They’ve since been dabbling quite a bit, producing potato-shochu-based spirits flavored with yuzu, green tea, sansho, and ginger. Now only 4 months later they’re back to gin again: Akayane […]

AKAYANE Craft Gin from Sata Souji Shoten

AKAYANE Craft Gin from Sata Souji Shoten

One of Japan’s premier Satsuma shochu makers, Kagoshima-based Sata Souji Shoten, has revealed AKAYANE Craft Gin just before Japan gets into our year-end/New Year’s holiday period. The base spirit of AKAYANE Craft Gin (“Red Roof”) is actually potato shochu, rather than a vodka like you’ll […]