Product of: France
Midori is made with Japanese Yubari and Musk melons - Yubari melons are similar to cantaloupe melons and are a traditional Japanese gift during the summer. The melons are grown in an area where the soil is rich in volcanic ash, which warms the melons during growth.
Launched by Suntory in 1978 in New York, John Travolta attended the launch party held at New York’s famed Studio 54 nightclub.
Midori roughly translates as 'green' in Japanese but despite its Japanese heritage, Midori in the UK is labelled as a 'Product of France'. The bottle was re-designed in 2007 and the sugar content reduced by 20 per cent following bartender feedback.
The textured bottle is reminiscent of the surface of Musk melons.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/03/2012
Clear, bright, Chlorophyll green
Perfumed, candied, ripe Cantaloupe melon flesh with crisp green apple skin.
Clean, concentrated in-yer-face (confectioners) melon flavour, some candied and dried banana, but overall well balanced and far from cloying.
Lingering melon flavour, gentle dry finish with faint soapyness (not in an unpleasant way).
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap