Sourced from the finest ingredients from around the globe focusing on Asian spices and citrus.
Balanced, and flavorful, these gins are meticulously crafted and triple distilled
in our copper still on Shanghai's beautiful Chongming Island.
Julu Gin's 18 botanicals bring together the best of China and the globe. The only gin distilled in Shanghai.
With a focus on capturing the essence of refined Chinese flavors in their purest expression, Julu Gin artfully combines 18 meticulously selected botanicals to create a harmonious and pristine spirit. Anchored by a robust foundation of Asian spices, this triple distilled Julu Dry Gin delivers a balanced and clean tasting experience. Its versatility shines through as it effortlessly complements the complexity of a well-crafted martini, invigorates the senses in a bold and refreshing gin and tonic, and imparts clarity and depth to a wide range of cocktails.
Vanilla beans sourced from Madagascar elegantly merge with Asian citrus and spices, forming the foundation of a gin that exudes warmth, complexity, and roundness. This remarkable spirit shines both when enjoyed neat and when mixed into cocktails. In a world where certain cocktail ingredients can overpower the flavors, you require a gin that confidently holds its ground. Julu Silk Road Gin rises to the occasion, crafting an extraordinary Negroni that transports you to the blissful ambiance of a cozy Mid-Autumn day.
Aroma: Delicate hints of citrus, spice, and juniper.
Taste: A harmonious blend of spicy and floral notes. The smooth essence of honeysuckle and almond intertwine with the flavors of nutmeg, apple blossom, and lavender. A medley of spices, including cumin, lingers on the palate, delivering a long and satisfying finish. With its rounded complexity and full-bodied character, this gin strikes the perfect balance between boldness and elegance. Whether enjoyed in a classic G&T or used as the foundation of any cocktail, it is sure to work its magic.
Aroma: Delicate hints of French Vanilla intertwine with vibrant citrus notes, reminiscent of a delightful orange ice cream.
Taste: Experience a harmonious blend of flavors that is both flavorful and smooth. The forefront reveals a bright burst of orange and grapefruit, expertly balanced with the presence of juniper. While unmistakably a gin, its captivating profile invites you to savor it over ice, sip by sip. Prepare to be enchanted by its complexity and delightful character. Crafted with the Negroni in mind, it also shines in cocktails that boast strong, competing flavors.
Created in the garden of an old lane house on Julu Road in Shanghai, Julu Gin was born out of a desire for a good solid flavorful gin made from China’s vast array of botanicals without taking away from gin’s traditional flavor, juniper.
In 2021, the dream became a reality, when fortuitously a space was secured on the beautiful Chongming Island, the ancestral home of our family, and the first gin distillery was established in Shanghai. Striving to create an authentically local product, Julu Gin's visuals draw inspiration from traditional Jinshan folk art, while recipes take cues from Chinese culture and its longstanding tradition of incorporating spices and herbs into cuisine and medicine.
Experimenting with different botanicals--- dark spices, bright citrus and delicate florals, Julu Gin’s two main varieties were born: the Julu Dry Gin and the Julu Silk Road Gin. Distilled in a custom built copper still, both flavors are made in small batches. We proudly stand as the sole producers of a truly Shanghai-made gin in the market, currently available across China.
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