Kuro bolsters portfolio with two new ‘fragrant’ flavours


Kuro Gin variants

Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin Kuro has added limited edition Soft Peach and Cherry Blossom variants to its Expressions banner.

Although Kuro is distilled at Langley Distillery in Hertfordshire, the gin actually takes its inspiration from the slopes of Hakuba Valley in Japan.

Using east Asian-inspired botanicals, the two new “fruity” and “fragrant” expressions have been developed to offer “fun variations” on the signature Kuro Gin, which is used as the 40% base spirit.

Silver birch bark, spruce needles and bamboo sit among the gin’s blend of botanicals, which have been “enhanced” by the new playful flavours.

Craig Fell, managing director at Kuro, said: “Following a fantastic 16 months since our signature Kuro Gin launched, we have been keen to experiment further and extend the story of the gin that was inspired by a skiing trip to the Hakuba Valley.

“We have specially selected the flavours in keeping with Kuro’s Japanese roots, and without compromising the award-winning signature spirit and trademark taste.

“The unusual flavours have gone down well with discerning drinkers at the selected bars which we have previewed the drink in to date.”

“We want to introduce Kuro to even more UK gin drinkers and this is a fantastic way to do it – replicating the thrill of the slopes, beauty of the alpine surroundings and atmosphere of the apres-ski in an undeniably drinkable gin.”

The first batch of Kuro Expressions Soft Peach and Cherry Blossom are now available for distribution.

Kuro recently won a Gold ‘Outstanding’ award at the International Wine and Spirits Awards (IWSC).

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