Fresh lemon peel

Lemon peel provides our gin with incredibly pure notes of sweetened and lightly floral fresh lemon, with undertones of sherbet and boiled lemon sweets.

We source our lemons from Kisshoin, in Kyoto, and from Hiroshima. The Kisshoin lemons have a distinctive flavour of aromatic trees.

The lemons grown at Tatemichiya Farm in the famous Onomichi area of Hiroshima are regarded as the finest in all Japan, and are renowned for being particularly aromatic, sweeter and less acidic than other varieties. The area has ideal soil, a mild climate and plenty of sunshine at just the right time of year.

Tatemichiya Farm is run by Kan San, who waits until harvest time in February and March to send his perfectly ripe, organic lemons to our distillery, where we peel them by hand.