11 BOTANICALS, 6 ELEMENTS

Akamatsu

Akamatsu

The Akamatsu tree, or Red Pine, is particularly fragrant – thanks to its high resin content – and perfectly complements our Juniper. The scent is bright, spicy and coniferous with initial notes of crisp pine and citrus followed by warming undertones of camphor, woodland, moss and lavender. In line with The Kyoto Distillery kaizen ethos of constantly seeking incremental improvement, we trialled Akamatsu (as a replacement for Hinoki, Japanese Cypress) in our fifth anniversary limited edition, KI NO BI GO, and the feedback was very positive: our Akamatsu is supplied by the same local Kyoto company that has made much of the furniture in The House of KI NO BI.