IWSC 2022 Bronze Award Winner
KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin
From: Kyoto Distillery
Inspired by tradition, KI NO BI (‘The Beauty of the Seasons’) is distilled, blended and bottled in Japan’s first purpose-built gin distillery in Kyoto. Their 11 carefully-selected botanicals are separated into six different categories or Elements: Base, Citrus, Tea, Herbal, Spice and Fruity & Floral.
Each of these 6 Elements is then macerated in rice spirit before being distilled individually and then blended together with pure water from a well in Fushimi.
Gin-Note.com™ flavour guidance
Elegant and Exotic
Multi-award-winning, using top quality rice spirit, natural Japanese botanicals and blended with pure Fushimi water, non-chill-filtered.
Ideal mixer: Classic tonic
Recommended garnish: Fresh yuzu twist in season. Alternatively, a grind of snapshots pepper or a shiso leaf.
Ideal serve: Martini
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2021 Silver award
2020 Bronze award
2021 IWSC International Gin producer of the Year
|Nose:||A fresh aroma of yuzu, and a thread of sansho pepper that lingers like a morning mist in a bamboo forest.|
|Palate:||The juniper complements and showcases the Japanese botanicals.|
|Finish:||Ginger root gives a slightly warming, spicy finish.|
|Serve:||Martini with Fresh yuzu twist in season. Alternatively, a grind of snapshots pepper or a shiso leaf.|