PAU Maui Vodka is an authentic expression of aloha, encompassing the gratitude for Maui’s agriculture, passion for the Hawaiian Islands and a strong love of its people.
Distilled from Maui Gold pineapples, each set of hands that influence PAU Maui’s journey from seed-to-bottle, tell a story.
This shared collective is the true craft of this spirit, resulting in an incredibly pure Hawaii made Vodka.
Clean, crisp aroma and neutral taste with an award-winning smooth finish, no pineapple flavor.
Sakurao distillery was build on the foundation of a well-established Japanese sake brewery, Chugoku Jozo in 2018.
Sakurao gin’s philosophy is to create a uniquely Japanese gin which demonstrates the bountiful riches that Japan’s nature has to offer – particularly focusing on utilizing botanicals from the surrounding Hiroshima region.
Sakurao distillery utilizes Hiroshima grown navel oranges, green lemons, sweet summer oranges, yuzu, dai dai, hinoki cypress, green tea, red shiso and ginger. There are 5 additional imported botanicals, juniper and coriander, with the other 3 still a mystery at this point in time.
Botanicals (14) : Sakurao Gin Original contains juniper with 9 botanicals sourced entirely from Hiroshima: Lemon, Navel Orange, Sweet Summer Orange, Yuzu, Daidai, Hinoki, Green Tea, Aka Shiso, Ginger.
Nose : The citrus comes through strongly, particularly the yuzu and oranges. After a solid 30 seconds or so to get a hint of green tea too.
Palate : Slap a slice of fresh ginger on an orange, bite down. The hinoki lies in wait in the middle after quite a bit of sloshing around. Towards the end the shiso and green tea emerges.
Finish : The ginger spiciness sticks with you alongside the juniper for a crisp ending.