A gin that brings together East and West, marrying Japanese and English drinks craft to create one fabulous spirit. Jinzu is a blend of English gin containing a unique set of Japanese influenced botanicals, including: yuzu (a citrus akin to lemons and grapefruit, native to the Far East) and Japanese cherry blossom. These are used alongside more classical botanicals such as juniper, angelica and coriander. The spirit is then blended with sake, to give it a subtle sweetness and a gloriously creamy texture on the palate. The brain child of Bristol-based bartender Dee Davies, this gin was created for entry to the Diageo-run Show Your Spirit competition, eventually coming out as the winner. A very different, yet highly impressive gin that offers something from the left field.