Named after the 135° eastern meridian that crosses the city of Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture, this gin represents itself with a passion for discovering what lies beyond. Inspired by Japan's significant Taisho period, this gin honors a time when Eastern culture merged with Western. By combining new flavours that enhance and complement each other, Kimio Yonezawa has created a new innovative and unconventional type of gin: the "Hyogo Dry Gin". After careful consideration of the flavor profile of over 50 different botanicals, Master Distiller & Blender Kimio Yonezawa decided to combine 3 traditional botanicals from Europe with 5 uniquely Japanese botanicals - all sourced from small local producers and the best specialists in Japan, distilled separately to preserve character, and finally blended together. The essence of each Japanese botanical is captured through a vacuum distillation process, a technique used in the luxury perfume industry. 135° East preserves the pure olfactory notes and subtleties of their aromas. Botanicals: Angelica root, Coriander, Juniper, Sencha, Yuzu, Shiso leaves, Ume, Sansho pepper. Tasting notes:Colour: Clear. Nose: Strong, floral, notes of citrus. Taste: Balanced, silky, notes of citrus, bitter and floral, sansho pepper. Finish: Long lasting, warm, peppery.