WIN some gin this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day giveaway with Roku Gin you can win

By Renate Engelbrecht

Tuesday, May 09

They say mothers deserve the world. This Mother’s Day, Suitcase & Chardonnay would like to give one mom a piece of the world in collaboration with Roku Japanese Gin. Yup, you can win! We’d like to spoil one lucky mom with a limited-edition, curated bottle of Roku Japanese Gin, beautifully packaged using a traditional Japanese gift-wrapping technique – furoshiki.

What is furoshiki?
A traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that is used for carrying items, or wrapping goods or presents. Since it’s eco-friendly and reusable, the cloth is usually of good quality – like silk – and it often comes in beautiful, elaborate, hand painted designs like eye catching floral prints.

Roku translates to the word ‘six’ in Japanese and it’s a crafted gin created with six botanicals sourced from Japan. The high-quality botanicals are harvested from the best growing areas in Japan each season and include:

Summer botanicals: Sencha and gyokuro teas
Spring botanicals: Sakura flower and leaf
Autumn botanicals: Sansho pepper
Winter botanicals: The peel of yuzu fruit

Flowers and chocolates might be the easiest gift this Mother’s Day, but I say let’s be adventurous! Explore the seasons of Japan with this delightful gin – one that is also excellent for embarking on a cocktail journey.

Or, you can enjoy Roku Japanese Gin on the rocks or in a Japanese Gin & Tonic. Prepared with extra care, the Roku Japanese Gin & Tonic can be served with ice and slices of ginger to compliment the refreshing and citrus top notes of yuzu. It’s the perfect touch to make mom feel extra special.


Win Roku Japanese Gin this Mother's Day with Suitcase & Chardonnay

All you need to do to stand a chance to win, is:

  1. Follow Suitcase & Chardonnay on Instagram (@suitcaseandchardonnay)
  2. Follow Roku Japanese Gin on Instagram (@santory_rokugin)
  3. Share this competition on your Instagram and/or Facebook stories and tag Suitcase & Chardonnay and Roku Japanese Gin.
  4. In the social media post about the competition, comment with the answer to the question: What does the Japanese word Roku mean? (Tip: The answer is in the blog post…)
  5. For an additional entry, tag three moms who enjoy gin.
  6. You don’t HAVE to, but feel free to subscribe to Suitcase & Chardonnay’s newsletter in the box below.

The competition is valid for South African residents only and entries close at midnight on Saturday, 13 May 2023. The winner will be announced via email and on Suitcase & Chardonnay’s social media channels on Sunday, 14 May 2023.

For those who aren’t so lucky to win a bottle of Roku Japanese Gin this time around, head on to any major retailers countrywide, including Makro, Pick ’n Pay, Checkers and selected TOPS at Spars. Or, order through Takealot, Norman Goodfellows and others.


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