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The Kyoto Gin Distillery in Japan

Kyoto Distillery

The Kyoto Distillery was established in 2014 by the three founders: Noriko Kakuda Croll, David Croll and Marcin Miller.

It is inspired by Kyoto’s history and craftsmanship, and it reflects the vision of the founders to create one of the world’s finest gins.


Kyoto Distillery Brands

KI NO BI Gin from Kyoto Distillery

KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin

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…
Ki No Bi Tea Edition Gin Bottle

Ki No Tea Kyoto Dry Gin

KI NO TEA is a product created in collaboration with tea-grower and blender Hori-Shichimeien, founded in the Meiji era in 1879 and based in the famous Uji region to the south of Kyoto city. A number of super-premium Uji teas have been specially selected to form the heart of KI NO TEA. Tencha and gyokuro provide intense aromas and depth…

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Kyoto Distillery

The distillery has had two copper stills made to order by German manufacturer Christian Carl; a 140-litre still with an integrated botanical basket in the helmet and a 450-litre still with a swan neck, side-mounted botanical basket. Two different-sized hybrid stills give the distilling team the capacity and flexibility to treat each botanical and each recipe individually, allowing the very…
Marcin Miller & David Croll, The Kyoto Distillery

Marcin Miller & David Croll, The Kyoto Distillery

Japan has become the latest market to experience the gin revolution, with two pioneering British spirits experts at the forefront. Gin enthusiasts Marcin Miller and David Croll have long associations with the country, and have established Japan’s first dedicated artisanal gin distillery. In 2016, they launched KI NO BI (‘The Beauty of the Seasons’) Kyoto Dry Gin, inspired by Japanese…