ROKU Japanese Gin
Roku translates as the number 6. Combining traditional gin elements with 6 uniquely Japanese botanicals: Sakura flower, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea, Sansho Pepper, Sakura leaf & Gyokuro tea. This gin has a smooth and silky texture- cherry blossom & green tea provide a sweet aroma. The Sansho pepper give this finish a little spiciness.
TEQUILA OCHO BLANCO 2016 Tequila Ocho is the 1st tequila to designate both the year it was produced & the precise field from which the family- grown agaves were sourced. The beverage tasting institute gave this amazing tequila 94 points! One of my favorites. The agave expression is smooth and floral on the nose. I picked up the Blanco, Reposado & Anejo because they are all SO good! Think about this brand like you would about a small vineyard: Sourced small and very-well looked after from start to harvest! Come find Tamara and I’ll sing their praises in person. (minus the actual singing)!
DINGLE GIN Well, since it IS gin season… Here’s another new one to us! Copper still gin with 7 traditional and locally grown and harvested botanicals to represent Kerry, Ireland from which this gin hails. This gin is in the London dry tradition but with a unique character and flavor from botanicals- in addition to juniper. The botanicals include: rowan berry, fuchsia, bog myrtle, hawthorn & heather. Rated World’s Best Gin in 2019.
Vecchio Amaro del Capo
Tamara’s favorite amaro- and here’s why: it’s a mix of 21 herbs, flowers, fruits & roots. This flavor is INTENSE! Bittersweet oranges, the delicacy of orange blossom & chamomile with the intensity of liquorice, peppermint and aniseed. When Fernet is too much for you, try Vecchio Amaro del Capo- COLD!