Nikka Cofey Gin is distilled from corn and malted barley in a five-still distillation process at the Miyagikyo Disitllery near Sendai. The secret behind this gin is the unique flavor generated by Coffey stills and the blend of 11 botanicals hand-picked by the Nikka blenders. These botanicals include Juniper Berry, Coriander, Angelica root, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Yuzu, Kabosu, Amanatsu, Shequasar, Sansho Pepper, and Apple juice that are distilled in three separate distillates then blended together for optimal balance and flavor. The beautifully balanced gin is excellent in cocktails such as a Gimlet, Martini, Salty Dog, and Sonic (soda and tonic).
Enjoying an enthusiastic resurgence in modern cocktail culture, Gin, a.k.a. ‘Dutch Courage,’ was originally touted as a 16th century cure for cowardice and stomach ailments. Arguably the broadest and most dynamic category of spirits in terms of flavor profiles and production styles, Gin is a distilled grain spirit that derives its primary flavor from juniper berries and secondary flavors from a dazzling array of spices, herbs, fruits and botanicals. It is both produced and enjoyed all around the world and is most commonly mixed into cocktails such as the Martini or simply added to tonic water.