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Jinzu Gin | 41.3% vol | 70cl | British Gin with Flavour of Cherry Blosom & Yuzu Citrus Fruit | Flavoured Gin Finished with Japanese Sake | Enjoy with Tonic in a Gin Glass

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To make life easier, we've chosen 14 gins guaranteed to make a G&T or martini to remember – or not, depending on how many you drink. 1. Whitley Neill Jinzu is the marriage of British gin with the delicate flavours of cherry blossom and yuzu citrus fruit, finished by smooth Japanese sake.

There is a mix of familiar and unfamiliar with Jinzu. On the one hand, juniper is still present (thank goodness) so we know it’s gin, but on the other, the unfamiliar (to me) earthiness of the Junmai sake gives a different finish. On the nose citrus from the yuzu together with juniper are evident. On the palate a good juniper and citrus flavour gives way to some floral notes from the cherry blossom. There is some warmth towards the end and it’s here that the sake comes through to create a smooth finish. How to drink

Jinzu Gin is the incredible creation of British barkeeper Dee Davies. Jinzu was entered into Diageo's "Show Your Spirit" competition and, being the clear winner, was taken-on by the company. British gin is used as a base, giving the spirit a lovely fragrance. Sake and cherry blossom are added during distillation to create a gin with an unexpected personality. You really haven't had anything like this before.

Jinzu is inspired by Dee’s journey to Japan and a lifelong passion for experimenting with flavour. Jinzu is the marriage of British gin with the delicate flavour of cherry blossom and yuzu citrus fruit, finished with smooth Japanese sake. The liquid draws on almost 250 years of distilling heritage and expertise to craft a classically British gin with a delightful Japanese twist taking consumers on a flavour journey from west to east. The O.G. is great in a G&T, with a slice of orange instead of lemon or lime, but Whitley Neill's flavoured gins are also some of the most diverse and delicious on the market. Particularly Blood Orange and Parma Violet. Taking Dee's advice you should add a slice of green apple to your G&T - the acidity interacts with the sweetness of the sake perfectly.Created by renowned French Distiller Alexandre Gabriel, this premium French gin is produced, even down to the growing of the juniper berries, on the grounds of Gabriel's family home of Châteaux de Bonbonnet in Cognac, where the family has been creating spirits for 10 generations. When you think of Japan, what do you think of? Sushi? Godzilla? Sake? The rice wine is popular all over the world and is closely associated with Japanese culture. Sake is loved by master and novice alike; you don?t have to know anything about Japan to enjoy this drink. Jinzu draws on almost 250 years of distilling expertise to craft a classically British gin with a delicately Japanese twist.

First launched in July 2013, this raspberry-steeped gin is so prettily pink you almost expect it to taste like candy floss. And we're not just buying the bottles. We're investing in gin parties, gin tours, gin advent calendars, gin menus and more, suggesting the drink once known as 'Mother's Ruin' has not only cultivated a cult following, but become our nation's favourite spirit. The brand’s most renowned expression is Jinzu gin - a fresh juniper taste invigorated with zesty citrus and delicate hints of cherry blossom flavour, finished with a smooth sake.On the nose, Jinzu possesses fruity and floral notes, working well with the seductive sake scent. Due to its unique nature, this gin is the perfect ice-breaker at any dull party. Jinzu has a soft, pleasant feeling in the mouth and is very easy to drink. Juniper from Britain and cherry blossom from Japan is a revelation; why has no one tried this before? As usual, I tried Jinzu neat, in a G&T, in a saketini and a negroni. Neat, it’s very smooth and easy to drink. Nothing overwhelming about the spirit at all. It makes decent G&T. Jinzu gin saketini garnished with umboshi

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