Perfected through generations, we celebrate the purity of traditional Japanese distilling.
Born in Kagoshima in the shadow of the Sakurajima volcano our Gin is made from a base of traditional Japanese shōchū spirit. When redistilled the high-quality shōchū produces a gentler gin that has a beautifully soft mouthfeel
And our Rice vodka, which hails from the tropical island of Okinawa, has been meticulously crafted from a traditional Japanese Awamori spirit indigenous and unique to the island.
Ukiyo Blossom Gin and Ukiyo Yuzu Gin are made from a harvest of barley that is first distilled into a traditional Japanese pot still shōchū spirit. This shōchū spirit is redistilled in a traditional pot still with juniper, mandarin and spice before infusing the delicate taste of sakura flower and yuzu.
The result is a masterfully distilled traditional Japanese Gin.
In Japan, there’s a fleeting period during spring when the sakura (cherry) blossoms are in full bloom. In a tradition known as ‘Hanami’ the people head out to celebrate the cascading of these blooms and the change of season.
Our Blossom Gin is born from a base of locally grown barley that is distilled into a traditional shōchū spirit. We redistill our shōchū with juniper, regional citrus, cherry blossom and native botanicals, always exercising restraint in the pursuit of clarity and perfection. The fruits of this endeavour are born out in the delicate blossom aromas that emulate those found in the mountains and coastline surrounding our home in Kagoshima.
Juniper, Cherry Blossom, Orange
Parma Violet, Coriander, Woody Spice
Yuzu is a citrus fruit that is cultivated and beloved within Japan. Visually similar to a lemon but with a powerful fragrance, unique herbal notes, mild bitterness, and a less sharp acid flavour.
Our Yuzu Gin is born from a base of locally grown barley that is distilled into a traditional shōchū spirit. We redistill our shōchū with juniper, yuzu, regional citrus and botanicals, respecting the 1500 year old tradition of cultivating and harvesting yuzu in Japan. The yuzu flavour is tart and fragrant, resembling that of the lemon and grapefruit, with overtones of mandarin orange.
Juniper, Yuzu Citrus, Bitter Orange, Coriander
Pine, Lavender, Matcha Tea
Ukiyo Rice Vodka is made from a harvest of long grain indica rice.
The rice is inoculated with black kōji, fermented and then distilled into a traditional Japanese Awamori spirit. This Awamori rice spirit is redistilled into our pure rice spirit.
The result is a masterfully distilled traditional Japanese Rice Vodka.
Ukiyo Japanese Vodka is born from a base of rice and is small batch triple distilled in traditional pot stills.
In Japan rice is renowned for producing the purest spirit. Ukiyo Rice Vodka is exceptionally clean, smooth and subtly sweet. Like Japanese shōchū or sake, our Rice Vodka is ideal for sipping or pairing with food.
Soft, Sweet, Floral