A journey through the four seasons with six Japanese botanicals.

BOTANICALS

Sakura flower Sakura leaf green tea refined green tea Yuzu peel Sanshō pepperSakura flower Sakura leaf green tea refined green tea Yuzu peel Sanshō pepper

6 Japanese botanicals nurtured in Japan’s beautiful nature

Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea (green tea), Gyokuro tea (refined green tea) and Sanshō pepper.
Six Japanese botanicals cultivated over four seasons, the six Japanese botanicals have been carefully selected to create ROKU, Japan's authentic craft gin.
Each botanical has been harvested at the peak of its season to extract the best flavour, and distilled to fully embody the blessings of nature.
The harvest of the four seasons has been blended to create ROKU's balanced flavour.

  • SpringSakura
    flower
  • Sakura
    leaf
  • SummerSencha tea
  • Gyokuro tea
  • AutumnSanshō pepper
  • WinterYuzu peel
  • Juniper
    berries
  • Coriander
  • Angelica
    root
  • Angelica
    seed
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Bitter orange
    peel
  • Lemon
    peel

Eight traditional botanicals are added to create the authentic gin taste like
juniper berries, coriander, angelica seed and root, cinnamon, cardamom, bitter orange and lemon peel.

PERFECT
SERVE

Enjoy ROKU
Gin & Tonic,
blessed by
Japan's four seasons

ROKU Gin & Tonic,
blossoming from the four seasons of Japan

  • ROKU Gin & TonicThe warm, pungent flavour of ginger further highlights the unique quality of the Japanese botanicals.
  • 1. Use six thinly sliced sticks of ginger.
  • 2. Pour 5cl of ROKU into a measuring glass.
  • 3. Add the ginger sticks and ROKU to a long glass filled with ice and tonic water.
  • 4. This ROKU Gin & Tonic evokes the style of Japan.

DESIGN

Embodying
Japanese beauty

A bottle design that reflects the aesthetics of Japan

The six natural Japanese botanicals are embossed on the hexagonal bottle that symbolises ROKU (which means 'six' in Japanese).
The bottle label is printed on washi paper, further highlighting Japanese craftsmanship and sentiment.
The bold calligraphy running across the label emphasises this feeling.

HISTORY

Since 1899

One hundred years of
dreams in the bottle

Each bottle of ROKU holds one hundred years of dreams

The Torii Shoten Store, the predecessor of Suntory, opened in 1899 as a result of the dream of young Shinjiro Torii,
who at the age of 20 wanted to "create original Japanese Spirits the whole world can enjoy, uniquely made from Japan’s nature and her people."

Shinjiro overcame numerous hardships to make his dream a reality, creating wine, whisky and brandy, and launching Hermes Gin – the first Suntory gin – in 1936. Shinjiro and his successors continued to work hard on building a deep knowledge of distilling alcohol.
The creation and perfection of ROKU are based on more than 100 years of expertise.

"Someday, spirits produced in Japan will be loved all over the world."
ROKU is the result of an history of over a century of dreams.

  • Founder of Suntory
    Shinjiro Torii
  • First Suntory Gin
    HERMES GIN (1936)

CRAFTSMANSHIP

The achievement of
Japanese craftsmanship

Japanese craftsmanship brings out the rich flavours of ROKU

ROKU is produced in the "Liquor Atelier", the specialised craft distillery for Suntory spirits and liquor.

The Atelier owns four distinct types of pot stills and, in a process unique to ROKU,
the botanicals are distilled separately according to each feature of botanicals to extract the best flavour and maintain their individual characteristics.
For instance, the delicate scent of cherry blossom is drawn out through vacuum distillation in stainless pot stills,
whereas the deep flavour of yuzu is achieved by distillation in copper pot stills.

ROKU's complex, yet harmonious flavor is the result of the unique Japanese sensitivity captured
in the blending of the carefully crafted extracts of the 14 botanicals.

LINEUP

  • ROKU Japanese Craft Gin
    • ROKU Japanese Craft Gin
    • Volume: 700 ml
      Abv: 47% (Japan) /
      43% (outside Japan)
      Type: Spirit
      Size: 100 mm × 89 mm × 204 mm
  • ROKU Japanese Craft Gin - Travel Retail Select Edition
    • ROKU Japanese Craft Gin
      Travel Retail Select Edition
    • Volume: 700 ml
      Abv: 43%
      Type: Spirit
      Size: 100 mm × 89 mm × 204 mm
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