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KURO Gin Secures Nationwide Harvey Nichols Listings

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-Premium Japanese inspired gin to be stocked in Harvey Nichols stores nationwide-

-KURO Gin is distilled with activated bamboo charcoal, silver birch, spruce-

KURO, a new Japanese inspired London Dry Gin which counts bamboo activated harcoal among its unique blend of botanicals, has secured nationwide listings in luxury department store, Harvey Nichols.

The premium gin launched in July this year by friends Craig Fell and John Thomson will be stocked in 7 Harvey Nichols stores nationwide, including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Dublin and Birmingham.

Born out of a skiing trip to the Hakuba Valley region of Japan, the unique spirit aims to capture the essence of the Japanese Alps within its blend of 12 botanicals. Crafted at the renowned Langley Distillery, KURO Gin is distilled in a 300 litre copper still in collaboration with Langley’s master distiller, Rob Dorsett, and is produced in limited batches of 3000 bottles.

KURO Gin is currently available to buy directly via the company’s website www.KuroGin.co.uk and leading spirits retailer, Master of Malt, as well as a number of independent off licenses. The Japanese-inspired spirit is also available in a number of premium bars and restaurants around the UK.

Craig Fell, managing director at KURO Gin commented, “We’re thrilled to have secured a place for KURO among some of the world’s most desirable products in one of the UK’s most popular department stores. This is a big step to establishing KURO among discerning gin drinkers’ favourite tipples. We’re committed to bringing a taste of the alpine slopes of the Hakuba Valley to the UK, and will continue to bring our unique take on the classic spirit to more premium bars, restaurants and retailers across the country.”

Bamboo leads the balanced botanicals

KURO, which translates directly as “black” in Japanese, contains 12 carefully chosen botanicals, including;

  1.   Bamboo activated charcoal – creates a smooth and pure spirit
  2.   Silver Birch – brings a hay-like earthiness
  3.   Spruce Needles – builds an intriguing and unmistakable alpine freshness
  4.   Coriander – provides a clear citrus and faint floral aroma
  5.   Orange – lends a burst of citrus freshness
  6.   Orris – floral and sweet smell helps bind botanicals
  7.   Nutmeg – adds a spice and warmth
  8.   Juniper – the essential component, a key part of the distinctive London Dry Gin base
  9.   Angelica – provides earthy and herbal tones
  10. Lemon – provides an intense citrus perfume
  11. Liquorice – creates the soft and smooth mouth feel
  12. Cinnamon – adds warmth and an earthy base

Unquestionably gin

Tasting Notes

The spirit possesses an aromatic nose originating from its Japanese botanicals, balanced against a classic, complex, London Dry base. Bamboo activated charcoal and silver birch bring a hay-like earthiness to the clear spirit, with spruce needles building an intriguing alpine freshness. The result is a complex gin with a smooth and creamy mouth feel.

Suggested Serve

Fentimans Aromatic Tonic garnished with juniper berries, apple and mint leaves

Japanese elegance bottled

The small batch complex gin is presented in a black misted rectangular bottle, with a single cobalt yellow stripe running down its centre, making it easily identifiable on a crowded bar shelf or equally at home amongst the discerning gin enthusiasts drinks trolley. The rear of the bottle is decorated with a Japanese inspired, contemporary monogram visible through a backlit bottle.

KURO is the first project from Craig Fell who has experience as a designer, building and developing brands for international clients through his own marketing agency. John Thomson has over a decade’s experience in business management.

KURO Gin is produced in small batches of 3000 70cl bottles.

ABV: 43%.

KURO UK RRP: £48.50

 

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