Spring is just around the corner! While bar miyako will continue to be on shortened hours of 5pm to 8pm (alcohol served only until 7pm), we hope we can celebrate the changing of the seasons together, if only for a short while.
And for those of you who can’t make it by 7, or for those who just aren’t in the mood for alcohol, we have a selection of Seedlip’s amazing non-alcoholic gins, so your bases are covered! Hope to see you soon.
This week’s feature is on Siegfried Rheinland Dry Gin and it’s unbelievably alcohol-free sister, Siegfried Wonderleaf, from Germany. (Yes, alcohol-free gin exists!)
Those familiar with German literature may know Siegfried from the epic German Nibelung poem. After slaying a dragon, Siegfried bathes in its blood and becomes invulnerable except for a single spot on his back where a leaf from a linden tree had stuck, a spot which eventually leads to his downfall.
Like in the poem, linden also plays a significant role in Siegfried Rheinland dry gin, which uses linden blooms as one of the 18 botanicals that make it a wondrously complex and rich gin.
In addition to the Rheinland dry, which many of you already no doubt love, we have gotten our hands on Wonderleaf, the new non-alcoholic version of the gin, which has yet to make its way to Japan.
Technically, it’s not a gin given it’s lack of the required alcohol level of 37.5%, but it is carefully crafted with the same 18 botanicals and is a truly unique drink in and of itself.
Finally a gin and tonic for those of you who don’t drink! We have just this one bottle, so if this is the drink for you, please come in while supplies last!
This week, we’re open as usual except on Thursday, March 21 (a national holiday) so hope to see you all back at the bar!