KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin (Meaning the Beauty of the Seasons, no relation to Obi-Wan) is made in the dry style but with a Japanese twist. The distillery has had two copper stills made to order by German manufacturer Christian Carl, the two stills allow the distilling team to treat each botanical individually, allowing the very best flavours from each ingredient to be developed.
So there’s a bit of background, but as let’s get down to the important issue, namely taste.
Fox’s Tasting Notes
To honour KI NO BI’s traditional Japanese roots I’ve deviated a little from my normal format and put my thoughts into a Haiku -
Juniper and rice
Under the Sakura blossom
Tonic for the soul
Or for a less obscure read -
KI NO BI Tasting Notes
Nose: Floral and aromatic
Taste: Hint of earthiness and oak
Finish: A taste of pepper and ginger at the end
Average price: £48.95
Fox's Rating: 7/10