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

Yuzu and lemon

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Previous IWSC Awards

IWSC 2020 Bronze Award Winner


IWSC Awards 2021

International Gin producer of the Year

IWSC Awards 2018

Gold Outstanding Award
Contemporary Gin of the Year
Design and Media Award


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.

Botanicals used in KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin