Just Released: KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin - Artisan Gin from Japan's First Dedicated Gin Distillery - Available Now at Liquor Burn Gion in Kyoto
October 2016 - Japan's first dedicated artisan gin distillery, located in Kyoto, releases its first product - KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin!
It's a historic month in the world of Japanese spirits. The Kyoto Distillery, founded in 2015, has just released its very first product titled KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin. The name KI NO BI (季の美) translates to "The beauty of the seasons." It's a fitting name for Kyoto's first artisan gin. Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, is renowned for its natural beauty, cultural traditions, and a long history of artisan crafts such as pottery, kimono fabric, and the brewing of sake.
"We have strived to make a delicious dry gin, from local botanicals where possible, which does justice to the culture of craftsmanship for which Kyoto has been famed for over a thousand years. If we succeed in this objective, I am confident gin enthusiasts around the world will enjoy KI NO BI." - David Croll, founding member
About the Product
KI NO BI is made from a rice-based spirit and high-quality local botanicals from Kyoto and other parts of Japan. Key ingredients that give KI NO BI its "Japanese accent" include yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), green tea from Uji, ginger root, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), shiso leaves, bamboo, and sansho berries (Japanese peppercorn). Water from Fushimi in southern Kyoto City, famous for its purity and the brewing of sake, is used to cut this spirit down to a bottling strength of 45.7%.
From our first tasting we can tell you this craft gin has an incredible aroma that can't be matched by mass-produced brands. It's a wonderfully smooth gin and makes a beautiful gin & tonic. You can sample KI NO BI today at some of Kyoto's beautiful local pubs.
Take home a bottle of KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin duty-free at our liquor store in Kyoto for ¥5,000.
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