Review #1258 – Roku Gin

The Schtick: This is a gin distilled by Suntory in Japan. Here in the US following closely on the coat tails of the Japanese whiskey explosion, I’m very curious to see how this gin differs from the usual suspects when it comes to gin. Let’s dive in.

Review #1258 | Gin Review #22

Distiller: Suntory

Bottler: Suntory

Selection: N/A

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Custard, vanilla, pepper, lemon. Sweet, with some citrus.

Taste: Thin, but no heat. Sweet cream, juniper, light sage, some pepper.

Finish: Short, not super long. A bit of heat surprisingly. Fainy toffee, some cracked pepper, light juniper.

Overall: Not really that impressive, due to almost all of its characteristics being so muted. The bottle is pretty, though.

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Rank: 4


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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