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Sakari Gin

The Japanese Craft Gin with a Sake Soul

A new premium gin rises from the land of sake.

Distilling 130 years of brewing tradition, Sakari Gin brings together the distinctive flavor of sake and the aromas of selected Japanese botanicals, for a perfect tasting experience in a 700ml bottle.

Sakari Gin is naturally vegetarian, gluten-free and preservatives-free. With a 41% alc. content, it can be enjoyed pure or mixed in cocktails.


Our secrets to a sake-inspired gin

How do you bring the rich flavors and aromas of sake to the world of gin? With two special ingredients that come from the long tradition and practice of sake brewing.

Sake Kasu (Sake Cake)

The paste that is left after squeezing rice for sake is called “sake kasu” (sake cake), and it’s still a very precious ingredient. In fact, we use it to distill the alcohol that is used as a base for Sakari Gin. A flavorful and sustainable choice!

Sugi (Japanese Cedar)

Traditionally used to make barrels for sake, Sugi is the main botanical in Sakari Gin. This monumental conifer is the national tree of Japan, often planted around temples and shrines. We use sugi remains obtained during the production of actual sake barrels.

Japanese botanicals for a uniquely local flavor

Sake kasu and Sugi are not the only Japanese ingredients that make Sakari Gin unique.

We selected a wealth of local botanicals that express our traditional bond with nature and will make your drinking experience unforgettable.

Our only non-local ingredient is juniper berries, essential for a gin.

Sansho (Japanese Pepper)

This lemony and subtly spicy pepper is locally grown in our region (Hyogo) and it’s a staple of Japanese cuisine, traditionally used to season broiled eels or as a part of the sichimi togarashi spice blend.

Shiso (Japanese Perilla)

This herb, that belongs to the family of mints, is widely used in Japan as a condiment for sashimi, tataki or as a garnish for noodles. It’s also known as Japanese Basil.

Hinoki (Japanese Cypress)

A beautiful tree, hinoki is often planted in Japan for ornamental use or employed for the quality of its timber. Like Sugi, hinoki has a lemon scent, but with a spicy note.

Yuzu Juice

This very aromatic and appreciated Japanese citrus - used both in cooking and drinks - adds a special touch to our gin. We only use the best yuzus from all of Japan.

Sakura Flower (Cherry Tree Petals)

If you visit Nishinomiya - our hometown - in spring, you will be amazed by the blossoming cherry trees lining the Shukagawa River. You can also taste them in our gin!

^Nihonsakari brewery, 1900s

A 130-year-old brewing tradition

In the millenary world of sake, Sakari is a barely 130-year-old startup. Its young founders wanted to build the future of Japanese society through sake, with study and collaboration.

The same spirit still moves us today. Since 1913 we have been official suppliers of the Imperial Household.

^ Shukugawa river

Distilled in Hyōgo, Japan

Our home region has long been a hot spot for sake. The land of the Hyōgo prefecture is blessed with the perfect rice and water that ensure the best quality of the final product.

Today, you can taste that same pure quality in our gin, named after the local Shukugawa river.

Shukugawa’s waters used to provide the power to polish the rice in the sake production process. In a homage to our beloved river - that is 4.1 km long - our gin comes at 41% ABV rather than 40%.

Privacy Policy


Our Commitment to Personal Information Protection


“Privacy Policy” for Nihonsakari Co., Ltd

Under our management philosophy of fostering “Dreams for enterprises, happiness for society, and a Nihonsakari loved by people, we are engaged mainly in manufacturing and distribution of sake and other relevant business in accordance with our creed “Quality first, reputation first, implementation first”. For this reason, we will require our employees to be fully aware of the importance of protection of personal information processed by the Company (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information”), and prescribe internal regulations for Personal Information control to promote its implementation, maintenance, and improvement in a consistent manner.

  1. The Company will comply with the applicable laws and regulations, guidance provided by the Government, or other relevant standards for Personal Information processed at all our businesses as well as Personal Information of employees, and establish a Personal Information Protection Management System in compliance with the “Requirements for Personal Information Protection Management System” pursuant to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS Q15001) to protect your Personal Information.
  2. In collecting and using Personal Information, we will specify the purposes of use of Personal Information, and process Personal Information to the extent necessary for accomplishing such specified purposes, and take appropriate measures to avoid any use other than such specified purposes (“Use for an Unintended Purpose”).
  3. Personal Information collected by us will not be provided or disclosed to any third party unless otherwise allowable by the applicable laws and regulations or with consent of the principal.
  4. Personal Information collected by us will be accumulated, maintained, and strictly controlled in a safe manner in order to protect unauthorized disclosure, loss, or destruction.
  5. Upon request from a customer for disclosure, correction, or deletion of Personal Information, the following contact for inquiries will respond to your request.
  6. We will perform ongoing improvements of the Personal Information Protection Management System.


Prescribed on: July, 2004

Revised on: April 1, 2007

Nihonsakari Co., Ltd.

Taro Morimoto, President


If you have any questions or inquiries about our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at:Customer Service, Nihonsakari Co., Ltd.

4-57 Yogai-Cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo 662-8521, JAPAN

Business hours: 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Email: info@nihonsakari.net

You can have access to such service by using the online Inquiry Form.


Processing of Personal Information


Nihonsakari Co., Ltd

Privacy Protection Controller

Director of Mail Order Business


1.Definition of Personal Information

The term Personal Information means “Information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify an individual, such as name, birthday, or other statement, or number, symbol, or code that is assigned to an individual, which are included in such information. Personal Information may include personally identifiable information that;

i.is acquired via toll free call, fax, post card, internet, or email;

ii.is acquired from an application for campaigns, or answers to a questionnaire;

iii.is made available to us during the ordinary course of business with customers (such as purchase history, or use by customers); and

iv.is acquired from an entry sheet or resume collected through the recruitment process


2.Acquisition of Personal Information

In acquiring Personal Information, we will specify the purpose for acquiring your Personal Information via a statement in writing (such as an application), from a website, or verbally, in a lawful and fair manner. The telephone conversation may be recorded for the purpose of correctly understanding an order, opinion, request, or inquiry from you, and ongoing improvement of our service quality.


3.Voluntary acceptance of acquisition of Personal Information

Entry or input of your Personal Information will be voluntarily made; however, if you do not enter your Personal Information into a written or online form indicating “This information must be entered”, your request may not be accommodated.


4.Purpose of Personal Information

Unless otherwise required by the applicable laws and regulations, Personal Information will be used to the extent necessary to accomplish the purpose hereof and will be subject to your consent; provided, however, that Personal Information may be used to:

i.deliver goods ordered by you, or send direct mail advertising catalogs for goods to be provided by us;

ii.describe the method of use or provide the relevant information upon inquiries prior to your purchase of goods;

iii.administer an aggregate questionnaire, campaign, or prize competition;

iv.provide guidance for recruitment or determine whether to hire an employee (Personal Information pertinent to recruitment may not be used for direct mail advertising purposes);

v.carry out and facilitate work in whole or in part entrusted by other providers to process Personal Information, in an appropriate manner.

vi.control and administer the hiring of employees;



Your Personal Information may not be entrusted to any third party (excluding external providers who executed binding confidential agreements to protect Personal Information) except to the extent necessary to accomplish the purpose hereof. Permitted entrustment includes;

i.to deliver goods ordered by you, or entrust delivery to home delivery services; and

ii.to deliver catalogs or direct mail, or entrust the making of address labels to a printer


6.Disclosure, correction, and deletion of Personal Information

If you wish to have the Company disclose or correct your Personal Information, we will reasonably respond to your request in a prompt manner. For any inquiry or correction, our Customer Service handling Personal Information will be consulted. The Company may invoice you those charges on actuals for disclosure. In principle, we do not accept any request for disclosure or correction from a family member (excluding those living together for which the Company determines that it is necessary to do so in accordance with a purchase agreement).


7.Consultation and claims for processing of Personal Information

If you wish to have consultation with us or submit claims in connection with our Personal Information processing, you should contact the following service as indicated below.



Customer Service, Nihonsakari Co., Ltd

4-57 Yogai-Cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo 662-8521, JAPAN

Business hours: 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Closed Saturday , Sunday and Public Holidays

Email: info@nihonsakari.net

You can have access to such service by using the online Inquiry Form.


For your convenience when you visit our website again, certain data called “cookies” that identify your computer may be sent and stored in your computer’s hard disc. We will use cookies acquired from you together with certain customer information to the extent necessary to accomplish the purpose set by us. You can reject cookies sent from our website, but you must agree that as a result of this, you may not properly use our website or online services.



To the extent necessary for accomplishing purposes hereof, we will maintain an access log recording information with respect to your operation through which you have access to our website in combination with your customer information, for the purpose of improving services provided by us to you, and will identify causes of accidents, if any, or aggregate statistics or analysis used by you.



Our website uses an encrypted protocol for managing the security of a Personal Information transmission on the homepage (including member registration and answers to questionnaires), via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to prevent or discourage an external third party from intercepting your message that includes Personal Information.