KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin 1800ml


Kyoto Dry Gin 1800ml

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45.7% abv
6 bottles

The first Japanese gin made in Kyoto, in a traditional sake bottle 

KI NO BI (‘The Beauty of the Seasons’) is inspired by tradition and is distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto. Our gin is made in a recognisably dry style, but with a distinct Japanese accent. Here it is packaged in a traditional 1.8-litre sake bottle.

KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin is created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, akamatsu wood chips (Japanese red pine), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries. Bottled at 45.7% abv, KI NO BI uses a rice spirit base and pure ground water sourced from the famous sake-brewing district of Fushimi.

Mastering not only the science of distillation as others have done before, but also the age-old art of blending, we separate the botanicals in our gin into 6 Elements: Base, Citrus, Tea, Herbal, Spice and Fruity & Floral, and distil each category individually. Then we blend them in perfect harmony to create the distinctive KI NO BI flavour.

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Groups and botanicals

Group Botanical
Base(礎)Juniper berry, orris, akamatsu
Citrus(柑)Yuzu, lemon
Tea(茶)Green tea (gyokuro)
Fruity & Floral(芳)Red shiso leaves, bamboo leaves
Herbal(凛)Sanshō pepper, kinome


< Tasting Note >

KI NO BI: a gin that speaks of its birthplace. As clear as the air in the sacred mountains of Kyoto. A fresh aroma of yuzu, and a thread of sanshō that lingers like a morning mist in a bamboo forest. The juniper complements and showcases the Japanese botanicals. Ginger root gives a slightly warming and spicy finish, with a hint of gyokuro tea.