"Japanese Craft Gin Tsukusu" comes out of Nishi Shuzo, a well-known Shochu maker going back to 1845.
尽くす (“Tsukusu") is a Japanese verb that means "to devote" or "to exhaust," depending on the context. And exhaust they have, since this Japanese Craft Gin contains a whopping 24 different botanicals.
The gin goes through two distillations. The first is a run with low-alcohol Shochu based spirit and 13 botanicals, then a second run is done with high-alcohol Shochu spirit and an additional 11 botanicals. Post distillation, the gin is matured for 30 days in a tank that features a layer of volcanic rock from Sakurajima on the bottom. Volcanic rock gives off far infrared radiation -- this is supposed to make the gin smoother and more round.
Original Danish caraway-flavoured Taffel Akvavit - an institution in its home country since the 19th century.
Distilled at the Val-de-Travers according to traditional distilling methods. The herbs used to distill this Verte are all obtained from the Val-de-Travers region, which contribute to Absinthe Bizarre's characteristic and unique taste. A Verte from the Val-de-Travers is always something special.
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