The strange looking word "Tschin" ist the name of a unique Gin from Switzerland. It is distilled in the Swiss Frick valley, which is located close to the German-Swiss border. The region is known for its mild climate and sunny days. Therefore it is no surprise, that a lot of fruit farmers are present in the area. Mr. Ruedi Kaeser, the distiller of Tschin, takes advantage of this local characteristic and uses cherry blossoms as a botanical for his Gin. He combines it with locally grown juniper and sweet woodruff. The result is a very floral and smooth Gin. This general impression of Tschin is supported by its lower alcoholic volume of 40%. We recommend to serve Tschin with the milder Gents Tonic Water. It fits perfectly taste-wise but as well because of its corresponding Swiss origin. An eyecatcher is as well the packaging of Tschin. Every bottle is handcorked and waxed. The label is individually painted. Overall we like this Gin a lot, as it has such an authentic aura.
Cherry blossoms, a Gin botanical and cultural symbol:
In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize beauty and the ephemeral nature of life. They are as well a prevalent symbol in Irezumi, the traditional art of Japanese tattoos. The cherry blossom period, which begins in January, is the start of nationwide festivities. The so called Hanami festivals celebrate the beauty of the blossom and for many Japanese it is the chance to relax with friends and families in public gardens. The custom of Hanami dates back to as early as the third century AD.
|Country of Origin:||Switzerland|
|Tasting Notes:||Mild and floral with the taste of sweet woodruff|