Issue Seven Phoebe Calver Sam Coyne Tastings

Ki No Tea – Kyoto Dry Gin

Ki No Tea
Kyoto Dry Gin
The Kyoto Distillery

ABV: 45.1%
Country: Japan 
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 7.9 

Nose: Gets the crowd on their feet instantly. Floral, with cherry blossom, elderflower and red berries. A floral paradise.  

Palate: Juniper makes its presence felt early on and balances with the sweeter elements from the nose. Develops citrus, although this is underpinned by sweeness. Green tea.  

Finish: Green tea, balanced with citrus. 

Comments: The nose is special, but not all of the notes come through. Makes a cracking G&T. I’d love to give it a go with an elderflower tonic.

Phoebe Calver – 7.6 

Nose: Strongly juniper based, I’m not entirely sure what to expect next, but I think that it’s going to be a floral and fruity.  

Taste: Intensity hits on the palate, the botanical hit is definitely still there, there’s kick to it hitting the back of my throat, followed by a mixture of fresh citrus and light spice.

Finish: Smooth spice hit remains, but above all incredibly smooth. 

Comments: A really vibrant gin, perhaps calmed a little with the addition of  some tonic.


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