Bonsai bottles as gin goes mini

JAPANESE-inspired London Dry gin Kokoro has been launched in miniature bottles.

Producer Forest Spirits, which was set up last year by brothers in law James Nicol and Barry Darnell, said it hopes the 5cl bottles will help it tap into the hotels sector.

Kokoro Gin, which is marketed to the on-trade through spirits agency Mangrove, features imported Japanese sansho berries as one of its core ingredients, combined with eight other botanicals.

Nicol said introducing the miniature bottles will enable the firm to “accommodate the hotel industry and help them fill up their mini bars”.