Kokoro trio

Upmarket gin brand Kokoro has added a trio of posh gin liqueurs with Japanese flavours.

They are: Blueberry & Lemongrass, Yuzu & Ginger and Cherry Blossom (all 20% abv). The trio is available through distributor Mangrove (rsp: £19/50cl or £11.50/20cl).

The brand had “spent the last two years developing the range using authentic, natural Japanese ingredients”, said founder James Nicol.

Ten per cent from the sale of each bottle will go towards preserving the Afan Forest in Japan, where sansho berries - the key botanical in the brand’s core gin - are picked.

Kokoro made its national debut in Morrisons this year.