Three Societies Jung One South Korea Gin (700 ml)
Three Societies was founded in 2020 in Namyangju, South Korea, just 30 km northeast of Seoul. As the world’s first Korean single malt distillery, Three Societies singlehandedly defines Korean single malt spirits. Named for the three countries represented by its multinational distillering team, the distillery’s crest symbolizes each country’s national animals: the Korean Tiger, the American Bald Eagle, and the Scottish Unicorn.
Drawing inspiration from the great whisk(e)y producers of the world, Three Societies aims to capture and bottle the heart and soul of Korea. Korean American Founder, Bryan Do, quit his executive level job at Microsoft in 2012 to pursue his passion in the beverage and hospitality world, first opening a pub, then establishing one of Korea’s seminal craft breweries as part of the first wave of Korean craft beer. In 2018, he turned his sights from brewing to distilling with the aid of Scottish Master Distiller and Master Blender, Andrew Shand.
Shand, who possesses over 40 years of whisky distilling experience, started his career in 1980 at Glenlivet before joining Nikka in 1991 as Master Distiller. In 2001, he became Master Distiller and Master Blender at Speyside until its sale in 2011 when he started his own consulting company, designing and building distilleries and malting facilities around the world.
Jung One, which appropriately translates to garden in Korean, is a powerful showcase of the flavors that define Korean food and terroir. The gin's 11 botanicals include juniper, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, lemon & orange peel, pine needle, lavender, chopi (Korean sansho peppercorn), baby ginseng, and perilla leaf. Many of the botanicals are locally and sustainably sourced, and the pine needles are hand foraged from trees surrounding the distillery.