Japan-inspired gin set to be sold across the UK

UK-Japan News July 2017

A Japan-inspired London dry gin has sealed an exclusive UK distribution deal with specialists’ spirits agency Mangrove, Drink International reported on 22 June.

The deal will allow Kokoro Gin to use Mangrove’s network to reach a larger market, including on- and off-trade, wholesalers, independent outlets and supermarkets.

Launched in September 2016, the gin is made using sansho berries as a main ingredient. These berries are imported to the UK from the Afan Woodland, a sustainable forest in Nagano Prefecture.