What We Make
ROKU, which translates as "six" in Japanese, is the House of Suntory's distinctly Japanese craft gin. ROKU is crafted using six unique Japanese botanicals and eight traditional gin botanicals. These botanicals are infused, distilled, and blended by the Japanese artisans of Suntory Spirits in Osaka, Japan, giving the gin a unique and balanced flavor.
The premium gin was inspired by the Japanese four seasons, as each one of the six Japanese botanicals are harvested in accordance with "shun," the Japanese tradition of enjoying each ingredient at its best by only harvesting at its peak of flavor and perfection. The Japanese botanicals - Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea, Gyokuro tea, and Sansho pepper - are all distilled using a selection of different pot stills, each chosen to ensure that the best flavor is extracted from each botanical. The result is a complex yet harmonious gin with a smooth and silky texture.
ROKU's bottle, cast in a hexagonal shape, represents each of the six Japanese botanicals inside. The label, which is made of traditional washi* paper, showcases the Japanese kanji symbol for six printed in calligraphy.
The botanicals and bottle come together to create a gin that delivers a multi-layered, yet complementary flavor, in every sip.
*Washi is traditional Japanese paper handcrafted out of local fibers in Japan, typically from Kozo and Mitsumata. Echizen-washi is well-known for its 1,500 years of history and famous high quality.