New Japanese Sui gin pours into PH market

Japanese drink with a local twist — SUI Soda with calamansi and pandan.

There’s a new bottle of gin in town and it’s suitable for every meal.

SUI Gin is made in Japan with a combination of typical Japanese plants: yuzu, green tea and ginger. Combined with traditional gin botanicals – juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, cardamom, cinnamon, bitter orange peel and lemon peel – the result is a clear, refreshing gin that pairs well with all The dishes.

It takes its name from the SUI of the Kingfisher. On the bottle, the bold Kanji typeface is inked by master calligrapher Tansetsu Ogino. Kanji, which means Jade, is a nod to its large hexagonal shape reflecting clear and beautiful blue-green accents that speak to Suntory’s hope that SUI will spread its wings and soar high in the gin market.

SUI Gin comes from a rich heritage, coming from the same Suntory Osaka factory that brought Hermes Gin to the world in 1936 and Roku Gin in 2017.

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To mark its arrival, SUI Gin recently took over 102 Izakaya at Glorietta 2, Makati City, for a night of cocktails, delicious Izakaya dishes and ridiculously fun games.

Suntory’s expert mixologist and 102 Izakaya have teamed up to create a cocktail-food pairing experience. The curated selection of SUI Gin cocktails and dishes has been designed to showcase each of the three delicate botanical flavors.

Yuzu is commonly used to accentuate the flavor of Japanese dishes. It imparts a refreshing citrus aroma and taste that opens the palate. Green tea offers sweet umami notes for a rich body that complements meals. Finally, the ginger offers a slightly spicy flavor with a clean aftertaste, leading to an invigorating finish.

The perfect SUI Gin service

To enjoy the refreshing taste of SUI Gin, the perfect combination and ratio is important.

Here are some points on how to serve gin.

SUI Gin and Soda: This is the classic recommended way to serve SUI Gin. It’s a simple mix of carbonated water to let SUI’s delicate flavor shine through.

SUI Sonic: For depth and complexity, add a little tonic water.

Mix it up! : Create your own concoction for a more personalized experience: add a squeeze of lemon, a tablespoon of yuzu juice, grated raw ginger or green tea. For more unique flavors, be trendy by adding crushed plums, wasabi, shiso leaves or frozen oranges.

SUI Gin is now available at S&R stores nationwide as well as GrabMart, Lazada, Boozy and Boozeshop.

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