Kokoro is a London Dry Gin distilled with eight botanicals and fresh Sansho berries, imported from sustainable sources in the Afan Woodland of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Sansho berries are used extensively in Japanese cuisine and have a distinctively earthy black pepper flavour with a piney citrus aftertaste. Close your eyes and think of the forest.
Barry Darnell is a Leeds based designer who amongst other things has done design concepts for the Akito Group of bars including Jake's Bar & Still Room and also Portobello Road Gin. All this experience may be why Kokoro is one of the coolest looking gins on the shelf!
Juniper, coriander, angelica, sweet orange, almond, liquorice, savory, lemon peel and sansho berries.
Sweet though peppery juniper, leading into the subtle spice and citrus-y notes of the Sansho berry. A hint of orange pith develops a little later on.
Light/Sicilian lemon tonic garnished with fresh ginger slices.