Suntory gin hits British bars

UK-Japan News January 2018

Beam Suntory Inc. has launched a new Japanese gin, named Roku, in UK pubs and restaurants, Bar reported on 20 December.

The drink, which is distilled and bottled in Osaka, was introduced to 50 establishments in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Roku is being distributed by Maxxium UK Limited.

The gin uses six Japanese botanicals, including cherry blossom flower and leaf, yuzu peel, sencha and gyokuro teas, as well as sansho pepper.