A taste of Japan in Ceres: Cherry picking with Roku Gin

Suntory Roku Gin recently partnered with Klondyke Cherry Farm. The fruit of this collaboration was a day of strolling through cherry orchards, sipping on a meticulous blend of Japanese flavours, and getting to know one of six unique botanicals: the sakura flower. Suntory’s Japanese craft gin, Roku, is made by skilled Japanese artisans using traditional gin botanicals as well as... Read more → The post A taste of Japan in Ceres: Cherry picking with Roku Gin appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

A taste of Japan in Ceres: Cherry picking with Roku Gin

Suntory Roku Gin recently partnered with Klondyke Cherry Farm. The fruit of this collaboration was a day of strolling through cherry orchards, sipping on a meticulous blend of Japanese flavours, and getting to know one of six unique botanicals: the sakura flower.

Suntory’s Japanese craft gin, Roku, is made by skilled Japanese artisans using traditional gin botanicals as well as special Japanese botanicals.

The word “Roku” means “six” in Japanese. Each bottle of Roku Gin contains six exceptionally special Japanese-sourced botanicals.

The botanicals are the sakura flower, sakura leaf, sencha tea, gyokuro tea, sansho pepper and yuzu peel.

When making Roku Gin, Japanese craftsmen follow a tradition that dates back hundreds of years: they pay close attention to every detail.

To extract the best flavour and fully capture the benefits of nature, each botanical is harvested at the height of its season. The balanced flavour of Roku was created by blending the fruits of the four seasons.

Green tea and cherry blossoms give off a floral and sweet scent. Yuzu is the top note on a palate that is complex, multi-layered, and flavourful with botanicals, traditional gin flavour in the base, and distinct Japanese botanical notes. A hint of spice is added to the finish by the crisp Japanese sansho pepper.

And what better location to have a Roku Gin cocktail than on a Western Cape cherry farm?

Klondyke Cherry Farm is 30km from Ceres town in the Koue Bokkeveld area of the Western Cape. Klondyke is a working cherry farm where visitors can pick their own cherries during cherry season, play in the snow during the winter months or just relax in one of the three self-catering cottages or lovely campsite at any time of the year.

Pick-your-own cherries at Klondyke:

The cherry season started on November 25 and ends on December 31.

  • Location: Klondyke Cherry Farm | Bo-Swaarmoed, Ceres, South Africa.
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.3oam to 4.15pm
  • Entrance fee: R40 per person | R20 children under 10 years
  • Price per kilogram: R80
  • Contact: 087 550 0232 | info@klondyke.co.za
  • Website: www.cherryfarm.co.za

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