Roku Gin


You could WIN 1 of 5 Roku Gin packs valued at R300! As the planet celebrated World Gin Day on June 12 this year, Roku is celebrating with a Winter Highball cocktail – perfect to warm up the chilly season.


  • Roku is the premium Japanese craft gin created by the House of Suntory in Osaka, Japan.
  • Inside every bottle of Roku are 6 special botanicals sourced in Japan.
  • Suntory has a long history of making gin, dating back to 1936.
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As the world celebrates the ever-popular elixir known as Gin, Roku Gin entrenches the age-old Japanese tradition of sharing with their limited edition gift pack – a treat for both the new gin lover and experienced veteran. Roku, which landed in South Africa over a year ago, attributes its subtle, yet complex flavour profile to the seasons and harvesting of botanicals at the precise time in which they blossom and bloom.


Roku Gin
In Japanese, Roku translates as “six”. Image: Roku Gin

This pack is completed with a beautiful bottle of Roku – a signature of Japanese craftsmanship, from the embossed bottle to the traditional label – along with two ceramic cups, each imprinted with the Roku logo. Delicately packaged in a blush case, these spoils are wrapped with a cherry blossom print. The elements invite gin-lovers to experience more than a simple gin & tonic and engage in a centuries-old tradition of Japanese hospitality, known as Omotenashi, which encourages pouring of each other’s Roku Gin. This ritual is all about a spirit of sharing and enjoyment with friends.


The brand’s perfect serve Japanese gin & tonic is prepared with precision and created with ice and slices of fresh ginger – six, representing the traditional, seasonal botanicals that help shape the brand’s unique flavour profile – to balance the Yuzu top notes, mixed with a good quality tonic. The serving ritual and recipe are conveniently outlined on the back of the Roku Gin pack as a reminder of how to celebrate the Japanese way.


COCKTAIL: Winter Highball

* 25ml Roku Gin
* 15ml Lime Juice
* 15ml Sugar Syrup
* 70ml Soda


* Mix all ingredients together
* Double strain over ice and top with soda water
* Garnish with lime
* Enjoy!


Roku Gin
Each of the Japanese botanicals is harvested in their ideal season and from the best growing areas in Japan to ensure the utmost freshness and flavour. Image: Roku Gin

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