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IWSC 2020 Gin Winners

WA Gin

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IWSC 2020 Bronze Award Winner

WA Gin

From Meiri Shuzo

WA is a premium Japanese craft gin made from a 10-year-aged Japanese sake base & citrus botanicals.

Founded in 1950, Meiri Shuzo is a relatively new producer with, up until recently, a focus on Japanese sake, shochu and liqueurs. WA Gin is their first non-Japanese style spirit.

Wa Gin's base spirit is Shochu which has been distilled from Japanese sake and then aged for 10 years. Seven botanicals are used including juniper, orange peel, lemon peel and cinnamon.

Strongly citrus driven with an unbelievably smooth texture (from the sake base). On first impression WA Gin reminds of creamy, chocolatey orange. The profile is precise and exotic with a velvety smooth finish.

Rice is first fermented into sake in the standard method. This sake is then distilled into shochu and aged for 10 years in stainless steel: this forms the gin’s base spirit. This base spirit is then re-distilled and aromatised with botanicals.™ flavour guidance

Smooth and Citrus

Full of citrus and gentle fruit flavours with a background of white tea, this Gin is interesting, flavourful, balanced and very smooth.

Ideal mixer: stirred with a touch of sake

Recommended garnish: orange peel

Ideal serve: slightly chilled and straight up

Orange peel

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Nose:Orange peel and juice with hints of juniper and cinnamon
Palate:exceptionally smooth
Finish:orange citrus and spice