KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin
HISTORY: Kyoto Distillery is Japan’s first craft gin distillery. KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin is traditionally inspired and distilled and bottled in Kyoto by Alex Davies together with master blender, David Croll and Marcin Miller.
PRODUCT: Botanicals are divided into six different categories: basic, citrus, tea, herbs, spices and flowers. They are then distilled separately and assembled again. The distillery has two discontinuous stills of German origin: a 140-liter still with an integrated botanical basket and a 450-liter swan-neck still.
KI NO BI uses a rice distillate as a base and a unique selection of botanicals: yellow yuzu, Japanese cypress, red shiso leaves, bamboo, gyrokuro tea from the Uji region, and Japanese pepper berries make up the blend. The bottle was created by a family specializing in machining and glassmaking based in Osaka since 1906.
PROFILE: KI NO BI tells us about its birthplace: the nose is as clear as the mountains of Kyoto, with a fresh aroma of yuzu and bamboo forests. Juniper completes the sequence of Japanese botanicals. Ginger lends a warm, spicy finish.