WHY ARE YOU NOT SHARING
Continuing my journey through gin, and eyeing a bottle of Roku at the local store. I've loved every other Suntory spirit I've had. Anyone have experience with it? How's it stack up to your standard stuff like Bombay or Gordon's?
Neal, August 30, 2019, 03:50:05 pm
I would share... no one asks.
Also, I actually have some experience with the Roku. It is really interesting and tasty, I would say it is a totally different animal than Gordon's or Bombay though. They only have a few bontanicals that are added to the base (juniper infused) spirit. If I remember right it is Sakura leaves and blossoms, Yuzu (japanese bitter orange I think) peel, Sansho Peppercorns (a Japanese black pepper I believe), with sensha and gyokuro tea leaves.
It's got a really light floral and citrus nose, but has a super good herbal vibe on the palate, with a pop of the citrus from the Yuzu, and prickly pepperiness right towards the finish.
I'm generally not super into gins, but it is certainly a nifty one that isn't wildly expensive.