11 BOTANICALS, 6 ELEMENTS

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11 BOTANICALS, 6 ELEMENTS

KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin

KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin
11 Botanicals, 6 Elements

  • Base

    KI NO BI uses juniper, orris and hinoki as its base ingredients.
    These constitute our gin’s basic flavour structure, and account for more than half of the botanicals used.

    • Juniper
      Juniper berry
    • Orris
      Orris
    • Hinoki
      Hinoki
  • Citrus

    KI NO BI includes yuzu and lemon among its botanicals.
    Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit, giving our gin a distinctive flavour when distilled.

    • Yuzu
      Yuzu
    • Lemon
      Lemon
  • Herbal

    Sanshō pepper and kinome give KI NO BI an oriental and spicy aroma, which mainly features on the finish.

    • Sansho
      Sansho
    • Kinome
      Kinome
  • Spice

    Ginger gives a sharp and juicy mouthfeel, adding complexity to our gin.

    • Ginger
      Ginger
  • Green Tea

    The green tea laces through the other distillates during the blending process and helps to bring them all together in harmony.

    • Green Tea
      Green Tea
  • Fruity & Floral

    Bamboo leaves and shiso add a fruity and floral essence to the underlying flavour of KI NO BI.

    • Shiso
      Shiso
    • Bamboo Leaves
      Bamboo Leaves

Botanicals

We spent six months selecting the finest suppliers and botanicals for the production of KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin, many of them sourced locally from Kyoto Prefecture. In all we test-distilled over 60 botanicals before deciding upon a final recipe using just 11 of them. 

We divide these 11  botanicals into 6 Elements by flavour and aroma – Base, Citrus, Herbal, Spice, Green Tea and Fruity & Floral – then distil these  Elements separately before blending them together with water from a Fushimi sake brewery.

Our painstaking work to create a delicious dry gin aims to do justice to the culture of craftsmanship for which Kyoto has been famed for more than 1,000 years.