The Japanese Bitters Shiso
Staff Pick

The Japanese Bitters Shiso

Item # 42291

Created under sous vide using whole shiso leaves cultivated on the long running and famed Aoba plantation, considered to be the best cultivators of this mint like plant in Chiba Prefecture. The bitters are dark and mysterious like being lost deep in the woods. There is plenty of savory character on the profile but at heart there is a bright freshness aided by persistent notes of fresh herbs, citrus peels and peppercorns.

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I’m a longtime fan of the gin & tonic, so it’s an exciting surprise when an ingredient adds a unique twist that ups the wow factor of this classic cocktail. I love a G&T for its dual simplicity and refreshment, the bite of the quinine against the energizing flavor of juniper and other botanicals. I recently ordered one on a hot summer evening with the addition of shiso. What a revelation! The fresh, green, uplifting component was a sensory show stopper, without being an unwelcome or ostentatious ingredient. Shiso, a member of the mint family, flawlessly compliments the existing profile of a smartly chosen spirit, a quality tonic, and a squeeze of lime. I highly recommend adding two dashes of these amazing bitters to your cocktail for a next level G&T experience.


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