Tag: okinawa

Craft Bitters Citrus from Okinawa’s Mizuho Shuzo

Craft Bitters Citrus from Okinawa’s Mizuho Shuzo

It looks like Okinawan bitters will soon be another bottle that bartenders can add to their arsenal. Okinawa’s second-oldest awamori distillery, Mizuho Shuzo, has announced the launch of “Craft Bitters Citrus” on February 14. Okinawa Times reports that it uses Okinawan lemongrass as well as […]

Review: Helios Distillery KURA The WHISKY Rum Cask Finish

Review: Helios Distillery KURA The WHISKY Rum Cask Finish

Tonight we’re drinking whisky from Okinawa’s Helios Distillery, one of Japan’s many distilleries located on the island. “KURA The WHISKY RUM CASK FINISH” is Helios’ first whisky released since October 2016. Helios has a fairly short history by Japanese distillery standards, launching rum distillation in […]

Masahiro Okinawa Gin, a first for Japan’s Ryukyu paradise

Masahiro Okinawa Gin, a first for Japan’s Ryukyu paradise

I woke up to news this morning that there’s another new Japanese craft gin on the scene: Masahiro Okinawa Gin. Masahiro Distillery has been making Awamori since 1882, and they’re now branching out into gin as well. Jumping directly into the botanicals, it’s basically subtropical […]