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.
There is a tradition for gold leaf to be added to Japanese sake at times of celebration such as New Year, weddings and festivals.
The gold for KIN BO BI is sourced from a Kyoto-based company, Horikin, founded in 1711. It lifts the product and adds an extra element of occasion and luxury.
The label designs have been created in collaboration with KIRA KARACHO, part of the KARACHO karakami atelier founded in Kyoto in 1624.