Tasting Notes for Jung One Korean Gin
Aroma: Delicate fragrance of barley and fresh herbs.
Taste: Malty, dry and full bodied texture that follows citruses of lemon and orange with a hint of spice.
Jung One means “Garden” in Korean, and the name symbolizes the many local botanicals that are used to make this unique Korean small batch gin. Hand crafted in Korea’s one and only whisky distillery, Jung One Gin is made with the finest Korean malt spirit, and 4 unique Korean botanicals, in addition to more traditional gin botanicals.
Traditional gin botanicals include juniper berries, coriander seeds, cinnamon, and cardamom provide the base, which are combined with lavender, orange peel, and lemon peel to add a subtle floral scent and citrus. Local Korean botanicals of Chopi tree, Agi hemp, sesame leaves, and pine needles that grow close to the distillery, were used to show Korean personality. The label was also made of Korean paper (a nice touch we feel). Jung One gin is bottled at a flavoursome 47% and non-chill filtered to maintain the taste and aroma.
쓰리소사이어티스 Sanshe, or Three Societies Distillery, is Korea’s newest, and only, whisky distillery. There were previous attempts at making Korean whisky back in the 1980’s, but the high price put off local consumers and that seemed kill off the idea. Fast forward to 2020, and an enterprising team led by CEO Jeonghan Doh have decided the time is right to try again. The new distillery boasts 2 copper pot stills, and they have recruited the expertise of Scotch whisky industry veteran of 40 years, Andrew Sand, as head distiller. It will be some time before we get to taste any Korean whisky, but in the meantime, they have at least given us Jung One Gin to keep us busy.
Producer Sanshe Distillery, Namyangju, South Korea Style Gin Volume 70cl ABV 47%