Otenba Gin 50cl
"A sorta gin, A kinda genever" - try it and make your own mind up!
A sorta gin. A kinda genever.....
In part Otenba has been made in rememberence of a man with equal parts of love for Japan and jenever. Jacob. Who is Jacob? The grandfather of Otenba's founder and distiller, Monique.
The name comes from the Japanese word for a rebellious girl. As such, its "aim" is to bend the rules..... or in Monique's words break them: "Cause while our industry often focusses on the differences between gin and jenever, we choose for one time to unite their strengths. The lovability of a gin. The depth of a jenever"
An adventurous, truly Dutch spirit which is fuelled with Japanese / Asian flavours like lemongrass, pandan and Sencha tea.... but doesn't forget, or overpower the juniper base, for which both gin and genever come from.
As this is part way between a gin and a genever, its really versatile in that it can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Try sipping neat, as a kopstoot (headbutt) with an IPA or as gin (or genever) tonic. Best mixed with a neutral tonic like East Imperial Old World Tonic Water (also taking inspiration from the east), lots of ice and a big glass!
My favorite gin and jenever!With some orange peel, it is super!