Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to stock the gin, which contains Japanese botanicals cherry blossom, cherry leaves, green tea, refined green tea, sancho Japanese pepper and yuzu fruit, and are selling it at £30 for a 70cl bottle.

As Waitrose’s Spirits Buyer, John Vine puts it, “Japanese whisky once raised eyebrows but now wins awards and sits happily alongside established Scottish brands in the UK.  We are confident that Roku will be popular with gin fans and it’s just the tonic for showing off to guests.”

According to Waitrose, ‘Each botanical has been harvested at the peak of it’s season to extract the best flavour, and distilled to fully embody the blessings of nature.