Ki No Bi
Kyoto Dry Gin
The Kyoto Distillery
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith
Bold, lively aromas that burst forth from the glass; citrus, herbal, and pine.
Luscious with a silky texture and heaps of character. Bright, zesty yuzu fruit comes through initially, followed by green, leafy notes.
A slight sweetness is joined by a lingering spiciness and notes of coriander, before just a touch of black peppercorns.
An interesting and exciting gin that is well-made and vibrant. Great for a dry Martini or a French ‘75.
A floral bouquet to begin, complimented by citrus, menthol and pine. It is bright
Berry compote then juniper comes to the fore, bringing a pine note. Chamomile tea, elderflower cordial and then it errs on being a little herbal.
Pepperier than you might have expected from the palate and seems to go on for days.
Nice and bright – enjoyable to sip neat.