Saturday, September 12, 2020

Kyoto Japanese Gin

Kyoto Distillery Ki No Green Tea Gin...$59.99
Ki No Tea has an exclusive blend of the finest Tencha and Gyokuro green tea from Uji as its heart., created in collaboration with Horii Schichimeien, a tea grower and blender founded during the Meiji era in 1879

Kyota Ki No Bi Kyota Dry Gin...$59.99
Welcome to The Kyoto Distillery,
Japan’s first dedicated artisanal gin distillery. We’re located in Minami-Ku, in the south part of Kyoto City, close to the Fushimi region, famed for hundreds of years for its production of delicious nihon-shu (Japanese sake).
Our aim is simple: we want to produce the best dry gin that we can,
utilising local botanicals wherever possible. We want every element of our final product to be completely authentic, from the local sourcing of the ingredients through to the designand craftsmanship of the packaging.
Our journey to bringing this first bottling of KI NO BI to you has been fascinating and educational and has thrown up a myriad of exciting possibilities for future products and collaborations.

The first Japanese gin made in Kyoto.
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 recognisable dry style but with a distinct Japanese accent. KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin is created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), 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 peerless water sourced in the famous sake–brewing district, 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 six different categories: Base, Citrus, Tea, Herbal, Spice and Floral and distil each category individually. Then we blend them in perfect balance and create the distinct KI NO BI flavour.

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