Ki No Bi Sei Kyoto Dry Gin

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Size750mL Proof109 (54.5% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Produced using the same methods and with the same botanicals as the flagship Ki No Bi Sei Gin, this expression bumps the proof up to 109. The resulting spirit is full-bodied and thicker ― a perfect choice for cocktails.
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About Ki No Bi Sei Kyoto Dry Gin

Kyoto Distillery has the incredible distinction of being Japan’s first dedicated artisanal gin distillery. Established in 2014 by industry veterans David Croll, Marcin Miller, and Noriko Kakuda Croll, the facility is situated in Minami-Ku, in southern Kyoto City, nearby the famed Fushimi region, known for centuries for its production of nihon-shu (Japanese sake). They felt Kyoto was the perfect place for the distillery, not just because of its proud history, but for the soft waters of Fushimi and a wide selection of locally-grown ingredients. Their first product, the Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin was launched in 2016, after 2 years of research and experimentation.

Ki No Bi which translates to “The Beauty of the Seasons”, is made using locally sourced ingredients. This incredibly distinctive Japanese gin is based on a balanced rice spirit and a blend of 11 botanicals including yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), bamboo leaves, gyokuro tea from the Uji region, and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries. The gin is pot distilled, using a steeping technique to infuse the botanicals into the spirit for several hours. Post-distillation, the elements are blended and cut to proof at 45.7% ABV using water sourced from underground Fushimi.

Ki No Bi Sei Kyoto Dry Gin is a higher-proof version of their flagship gin. The production methods and botanicals are the same, with the final blend receiving some tweaks in order to balance the botanicals at higher strength. Bottled at the traditional navy-strength 109 proof, the mouthfeel of this gin is thicker while the flavor is more full-bodied, making it the perfect choice for cocktails.

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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.

Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.

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Thicker and more flavor-packed than its lower-proof counterpart, this gin has complex citrus aromas that come from the yuzu with additional Japanese peppercorn notes. Juniper provides a solid backbone while the ginger adds to a warming and spicy finish with hints of tea.
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