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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. KI NO BI was named Contemporary Gin of the Year (IWSC 2018).

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

Juniper
Citrus
Floral
Fruit
Herbal
Spice
Yuzu and lemon
Ginger

Information provided by brand owner. Framework provided by The Gin Guild.

ABV:45.7%
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.
Website:https://www.kyotodistillery.jp

Botanicals used in KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin: